Road Maintenance and Preservation

The Kitsap County Road Maintenance and Operation Division maintains and preserves over 900 miles of roadway in unincorporated Kitsap County.

The county is divided into three road maintenance districts—North, Central and South. Each district has experienced staff and necessary resources to make sure our roads are safe for travel. View the road district map.

The Division also maintains structures that lie within the county Right of Way that support the roadway.  These structures include roadside shoulders, ditches and culverts, sidewalks, guardrails, bulkheads and seawalls, and bridges. (RCW 36.82.070)


Pavement Preservation Program (P3) 

The P3 program uses computer analysis, hands-on experience, and information from the public to develop a multi-year plan identifying targeted roads and type of surface preservation treatment required. Treatments are determined by cost, roadway usage, location and age of last treatment.

Surface treatments include:

Paving- View 2020 Paving Schedule

Chip Seal - View 2020 Chip Seal Schedule

Chip Seal Fact Sheet

Chip Seal: What to Expect


Crack Sealing

Fog Sealing

Vegetation Management Program

Vegetation management within County-maintained rights-of-way improves sight distance, prevents drainage issues, and removes trees posing a threat to driver and pedestrian safety. Road Maintenance crews  apply selective herbicides to control vegetation in the County right of way in April, May and June. This work is weather dependent. To learn when crews will be in your neighborhood, subscribe to the Road Report to receive weekly updates. The County provides an "Owner Will Maintain" program to residents who prefer to maintain their own landscaping in the Right of Way. Follow the links below to the procedure, policy and application form for this program.

Vegetation Management Policy Handbook
Vegetation Management White Paper
Vegetation Management Policy
Vegetation Management Procedure
Owner Will Maintain Agreement Form

Snow and Ice Removal Program

During winter snow and ice events, County crews clear County maintained roads using priorities established in the snow and ice control policy. Learn more about the program and the policy, how to read the plow map, and about de-icer.

County's Snow and Ice Removal Policy
Snow Plow Map
Salt Brine De-Icing video "Black Ice Killer"
Chemical De-icing Facts

Green Sweep Program

The Department of Public Works Road Maintenance and Stormwater Divisions coordinate in a street-sweeping program, called Green Sweep. The program focuses on pollutant removal and water-quality enhancement.  

Street Sweeping Fact Sheet

Street Sweeping Map


How are County Roads paid for?
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How to Request the County Maintain My Road?
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