• Project

SR 16 - SR 160 - Kitsap County Fish Passage Barriers - Remove Fish Barriers

Project overview

This project replaces barriers to fish at Blackjack Creek (SR 16) and Salmonberry Creek (SR 160). Work includes replacing three 8-foot by 9-foot box culverts at Blackjack Creek with two 80-foot bridges, which will combine the highway and ramps onto a single structure in each direction of SR 16.

At Salmonberry Creek, a 60-foot long, 48-inch diameter arch pipe will be replaced with a 25-foot buried bridge structure.

September 2023 - Fall 2026
Project status
$56.7 million

What to expect

Work has begun at Blackjack Creek on SR 16. Eastbound SR 16 travelers will see a new traffic pattern. Traffic has shifted into the median. This will allow crews to begin removing the culverts and replace them with a new bridge. The speed limit is reduced at this location from 60 mph to 50 mph.

Travelers may see nighttime single-lane closures on SR 16 associated with this project. Closures on SR 16 eastbound are permitted between 5:45 p.m. and 10 a.m. the following day. Closures on SR 16 westbound are permitted from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.

The Salmonberry Creek portion of the project includes a 45-day closure of SR 160, which is currently scheduled for the summer of 2026.


Locations of SR 16 and SR 160 fish barrier removal project.