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SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge painting pauses for winter

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 08:45

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Crews will temporarily suspend a large-scale painting project on the State Route 305 Agate Pass Bridge. Work on the bridge is complete for this year with painting to continue once warm dry weather returns in 2020.

Both sidewalks are now open for pedestrians. The 45 mph speed limit has been restored. Temporary commercial vehicle restrictions for oversize/overweight vehicles are no longer necessary. The bridge is now subject to standard restrictions.

During the work that began last summer, crews set up a large containment system where workers stripped away old paint to bare metal and laid down a fresh coat. Workers so far have repainted about 25% of the key span between Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap Peninsula.  

The painting project extends the life of the bridge and protects against rust.

What’s next
The project will likely resume in early 2020 when consistently warm and dry weather returns. At that time, the Washington State Department of Transportation will again need to reduce the speed limit to 35 mph, close one of two sidewalks and prohibit oversized loads.

The project is anticipated to be complete 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 web page.

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