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Posted on: August 16, 2021

City’s annual street maintenance begins

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August 23 Update

Paving that was scheduled today (Monday, August 23) on Olympic Terrace Avenue and Ihland Way is now delayed due to an unexpected equipment failure. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It’s anticipated that paving will resume Tuesday, August 24 if the repairs are completed.  

During asphalt paving, there will temporarily be no access for up to 8 hours to and from driveways and side roads. Please plan accordingly. We also request vehicles avoid driving or parking on the shoulder of these roads until work is complete at the end of the day. 



August 19 Update 

During the week of August 23, the City's contractor will be working at all the annual road locations shown in the map below.

The launch ramp and boat trailer parking at Waterfront Park will be closed Monday, Aug. 23 to Thursday, Aug. 26 due to street maintenance work on Shannon Drive. If the ramp is available sooner, then an updated message will be sent to the Harbor Notices Notify Me list. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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Drivers should expect possible delays on several Bainbridge Island streets with the start of the City of Bainbridge Island’s annual street maintenance project. The project begins today (Monday, Aug. 16) and is anticipated to run through early September. 

Drivers in the areas of work can expect single-lane traffic with flagging between approximately 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Local access will be maintained with access for emergency vehicles and delivery trucks.

A complete list of where the roadwork will occur is included in the map below (scroll down). The work this week is anticipated at the following locations:

  • Shannon Drive: Between Bjune Drive and the City Dock and from Bjune Drive to the SE end (near 447 Shannon Drive).

  • Pleasant Beach Drive: Between Campbell Street and Fort Street.
    • Visitors to Fort Ward Park will need to use Fort Ward Hill Road to access the park.
    • The boat launch at Fort Ward Park will be closed during the project hours beginning Tuesday, Aug. 17 through Wednesday, Aug. 18.
  • Ihland Way: Between Lovell Avenue and Grow Avenue.

The anticipated project schedule will be posted to the City’s project webpage each week; however, it is subject to continued revisions from the contractor. City staff will update the schedule as changes are communicated from the contractor.  

The 2021 road work will include grinding and patching. This technique provides a long-term fix for uneven pavement or other defects in the road and creates a smoother surface for driving. The pavement mix that will be used includes a mix of new and recycled on-site materials that meet Washington State Department of Transportation requirements for mix design.

The City of Bainbridge Island maintains a 140-mile road network. Each year, the City invests an average of $650,000 to preserve and protect island roads. The budget includes $400,000 from Transportation Benefit Fund (TBF or car-tab fees) revenues, and the remainder is supported by the City’s Street Fund. 

The City uses a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) and traffic volumes to rate the conditions of the road network and to determine where road maintenance will happen. The PCI ranks the overall health of a pavement segment on a scale of 0 to 100 (0 represents a failed street; 100 represents a new street). The PCI rating is determined by a visual inspection of pavement condition, age and distress.

Signs were placed in the project areas to notify drivers and nearby residents of the roadwork. A message was included in the July COBI Connects and a postcard was sent to people near the project sites.

Please visit the Annual Roads Preservation Project webpage for the latest updates at  www.bainbridgewa.gov/270.


2021 Annual Road Work


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