In Chapter 2 of Getting You There below we talk about the cost of operating and maintaining our road system. Learn more online about the cost of providing those services. (below)
It's an incredible journey from the first Kitsap County road that ran from Port Gamble to Agate Pass near Port Madison on Bainbridge Island to the 915 miles that Kitsap County maintains today. Kitsap County Public Works has been getting you there since 1857.
This 2-chapter story map helps explain our past, our commitment to preserving our existing road system, and how we plan to meet the challenges of ensuring mobility into the future.
To select a chapter: click on story map below. In the upper right corner select "History" to view chapter 1. To skip to chapter 2 select, "What We Do."
Do you have a historical or interesting picture of the County’s road system? In the first section of the map we were fortunate to find some good pictures from the past. We’d like to share pictures you might have! If you have an interesting or historical photo you’d like to share, please upload it below. Provide as much information as you can about the photo and include your name.
To join the conversation, leave a comment, or submit a photo CLICK HERE
Snow and Ice Control = ~$70.00/hour for one employee in a plow truck during a regular 8-hour shift. The $70.00/hour cost does not include materials.
Planning makes plowing efficient
Cleaning up after the storm costs money too!
Examples of cost of materials:
"Snowmageddon" Last February Kitsap County received over 20 inches of snow in 4 days. Here are the numbers:
Down Stop Sign or Yield Sign
What to do when you see a downed stop or yield sign?
What if it is a warning, regulatory or destination sign?
Call Kitsap 1: 360.337.5777 or go to
kitsap1.com and fill out the SeeClickFix form.
Learn more about Road Signs
About Chip Seal
Visit Commisioner's Corner for a video of Commissioner Gelder's visit to an active project site and learn about the chip seal and paving process.
About Salt Brine
Cost to apply salt brine
About Pothole Repair
Over 2,300 potholes were repaired in 2019.
It costs about $70 per pothole repair. This includes materials, labor and equipment.