Project Planning

Roads Division

Public Works prepares the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Annual Construction Program to update and coordinate the County's future plans for road and transportation improvements. Prior to the adoption of the TIP, the Board of County Commissioners conduct formal public hearings so the public can provide input and suggestions for projects. This year's selection will determine which new roadway projects to include in the 2019–2024 TIP.

Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program Resolution 2019-2024

Annual Road Program Resolution 2019

TIP Map for 2019-2024

Project Evaluation System

Project Evaluation Process

An evaluation system is used for the selection of transportation projects for funding in the County's TIP program.  Projects that are placed into the process are scored and ranked using objective criteria. These criteria include safety and/or capacity needs, structural condition, availability of funding and timing of the funding, especially for State and Federally funded programs.

Roads Division: Transportation Planning

To learn more about the Transportation Planning Section of the Roads Division and to view associated planning documents click here

Stormwater Division

The Capital Facilities Program prioritizes and manages large stormwater system improvement projects. These projects reduce the frequency and severity of flooding, improve water quality, increase fish passage and provide habitat.

Capital Facilities Plan - Budget and Schedule
Capital Facilities Plan - Map

Some of the older parts of the stormwater system do not remove pollutants or control storm flows well, causing problems downstream. We identify and focus on locations with these issues for community stormwater retrofits.  These projects upgrade the system with new structures.  Some use green stormwater techniques, like rain gardens, permeable pavement, sand filters or tree filter boxes that mimic the natural processes that were in place before the site was developed.

The County maintains many stormwater ponds and ditches, which are crucial to the system.  When we retrofit stormwater facilities and the drainage system, we improve water quality treatment, reduce flooding, and add more lifespan to these systems.  Stormwater staff perform these projects, which are not large enough to warrant outside contractors. 


Sewer Utility Division

In compliance with RCW 36.70A.130(2)(a)(iv) and KCC 21.08.020, Kitsap County Department of Public Works, Sewer Utility conducts an assessment of the County owned/operated municipal sanitary sewer systems and develops a Six-Year Capital Facilities Plan. 

20-year sewer facility plans for Central Kitsap, Kingston, and Manchester as well as maintenance records are used to develop the six-year list of improvement projects. The projects are selected based on future Washington State Department of Ecology regulation changes, high likelihood of failure due to infrastructure past its service life, and impacts on the treatment plant or the environment due to outdated collection systems.

Six-Year Capital Facilities Plan - Map

Solid Waste Division

The Kitsap County Department of Public Works/Solid Waste Division has conducted an assessment of the County owned solid waste facilities and has developed a six-year comprehensive plan for financing solid waste facility improvements.

Six-Year Capital Facilities Plan 2018-2023

Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Plan, May 2018