Huge Creek Culvert Replacement at 160th

About the Project

A large three-sided culvert will be installed under 160th Street NW to improve fish passage and fish habitat. The work will start early July and is expected to be complete in late October.

The contractor, Active Construction Inc., is expected to work Mondays through Fridays and will have several trucks coming and going from the project site including construction equipment. Drivers are asked to be aware of these construction vehicles, add extra travel time and considering that we are restricting traffic to one lane only during construction.

The Huge Creek culvert is being replaced to provide a clear fish passage for native trout and salmon upstream into Kitsap County. This project is part of a larger effort to improve fish passage in the Minter Creek basin. Eliminating blockages to fish passage, allowing migratory fish to access the high quality spawning habitat upstream,  is an important part of the County's salmon recovery strategy. The current culvert will be demolished on site and hauled away. New guardrails will be added, and native plantings will be established.  

Project Location and Funding

Location

The work area starts approximately 2,000 feet west of 118th Avenue NW, between 126th Avenue NW and 121st Avenue Court NW on the Pierce-Kitsap County line.
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Funding

The construction cost is approximately $950,000 and is funded by the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO), Flood Control Zone District (FCZD), Kitsap County and Pierce County Surface Water Management Funds.



Benefits

Benefits

  • Improve fish habitat and safe passage 
  Project Timeline
  • Early July 2021: Construction begins.
  • Mid-July 2021: In-water construction begins
  • October 2021: Construction ends.