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Little Valley Road will be closed to through traffic

POULSBO — The portion of Little Valley Road that connects with Bond Road will soon close to through traffic, making it local access only.

Little Valley Road connects Bond Road/Highway 307 with Forest Rock Lane, where it turns into 10th Avenue. Kitsap’s Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution on Aug. 11 that effectively closes the connection at Bond Road and Little Valley Road.

There is no set date for the closure, however, county traffic engineer Jeff Shea estimates that it could be anytime between late September and the end of October.

To accomplish the closure, a turnaround will be constructed at the end of Little Valley Road that currently connects with Bond Road.

Little Valley Road was designed for local access, Shea said on the county’s website in March, but the street has been taking on nearly 1,000 trips per day — far more than the expected 30 to 50 trips for local access.

Shea wrote on the county website that Little Valley’s lane width, lack of shoulder, sharp curves, limited sight distance and steep grade makes it inadequate to serve through traffic. Bringing the road up to code to serve the higher volume of cars is cost prohibitive.

 

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