A contractor for the City of Bainbridge Island will begin annual maintenance of City roads next week and drivers should expect delays.
The road preservation work will occur in two phases. It is anticipated that on Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21, crews will begin patching roads to be chip sealed. On Monday, August 26 to Friday, August 30 crews will begin the chip sealing process, starting on the north end and heading south.
During the chip seal process, there will be a temporary closure (with detours) along Sportsman Club Road between Finch Road and High School Road.
It is anticipated that crews will work 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the project. While crews are working, roads will be reduced to one lane with flaggers.
Chip sealing is the process of applying a coat of asphalt oil and finely crushed rock over the existing pavement. This restores the street surface to protect the roadway from water and weather damage. Chip sealing is a cost-effective way to extend the life of a road and save significant funds on future road repair costs.
For the days of application and immediately after the project, the speed limit will be reduced to avoid vehicle damage from flying rocks. Drivers are advised to go slow and travel a safe distance from the construction vehicles.
Please see the map below for a list of roads where the work will occur.