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SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge painting ramps up after winter break

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 06:46

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Following a winter pause, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will return to complete the large-scale effort to repaint the State Route 305 Agate Pass Bridge.

Crews could restart work as soon as Monday, March 9.

Keep people moving
WSDOT will keep both lanes of the bridge open during most of the work. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph. One sidewalk will remain open. There also will be temporary commercial vehicle restrictions for oversize/overweight vehicles. During the evening, travelers can expect one-way alternating traffic.

Repainting requires a large containment system around the bridge. Crews work inside the containment system above and below the bridge to strip away old paint and lay down a fresh coat.

Workers have so far repainted about 25 percent of the key span between Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap Peninsula. They will restart work on the Bainbridge Island side.

The project, which helps preserve the bridge, is anticipated to be complete in fall 2020.

More information about this project and work on state highways in Kitsap County is available on the Kitsap & Mason county construction and travel updates webpage.

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