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Madison Avenue RePave and Major Traffic Interruptions Ahead

The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) has scheduled road improvements on Madison Avenue between Winslow Way and High School Road to begin August 4. A core arterial roadway, Madison will get new asphalt and overlay, as well as storm water drainage improvements and new curb ramps at the Wyatt Way intersection. COBI anticipates the work…

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Letter to the Editor: Why We Should Remove the High School/Madison Roundabout

The Bainbridge Island roundabout located at the intersection of Madison Avenue and High School Road is very popular with the locals. The picture attached to Julie Hall’s recent article, To Signal or Not to Signal? Roundabout Rules of the Road, shows it adds to the beauty of the neighborhood, and as the British say, “It keeps…

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To Signal or Not to Signal? Roundabout Rules of the Road

Do you signal when exiting the roundabout at the intersection of High School Road and Madison Avenue? If you do, as you well know, you are in the vast minority. The majority, like Alex Martin, say they never do. Martin hadn’t given it a thought until I asked him. Unscientific, anecdotal observation puts the number…

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WSDOT Mowing on 305: Expect Delays

Expect delays today, June 18, as WSDOT mows along 305 from Poulsbo south to Bainbridge. The work starts around 10 this morning and runs until about 3 p.m. WSDOT says the work may continue tomorrow, June 19, as well, also from 10-3. Photo by Drregor.

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Dangerous Fort Ward Hill Road Situation Involving Fish Farm

At Monday night’s (June 9) Bainbridge City Council meeting during the public comment section, several residents of the Fort Ward Hill Road area brought up with clear emotion their concern about the use of the road by semis bringing food to the American Gold Seafood Fish Farm off South Beach. Kathy Hanson, the Chair of…

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Smile, You’re on Candid Camera: Not Just Another Traffic Study

What’s the story with all the cameras popping up around the Island? Technically your car is what the cameras are looking at, and you don’t actually have to smile or worry about that glob of mayonnaise on your chin from the hasty bite of sandwich you took while stopped at an intersection. The cameras being…

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Police Hold up Traffic on 305? It’s the Annual Torch Run

If you notice a traffic slowdown starting at 7 a.m. today, May 29, on northbound 305, try to keep your irritation in check. It’s most likely caused by Bainbridge Island cops on a mission: They’re part of the 2014 Special Olympics Torch Run and will be launching the Kitsap leg of the statewide event by…

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Council Gets Stuck in Proposed Lynwood Center Roundabout

Barry Loveless, the City Public Works Director, had trouble getting any kind of feedback from the Council Monday night, May 19, when he reviewed intersection study findings for Lynwood Center Road in the area of Baker Hill Road. Like the idea of a roundabout, which was tossed around, the conversation seemed slow and circular. At…

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Let the Road Games Begin: Summer Projects Hit the Pavement

Because of our mild climates, we have some roadwork going on almost all year, but in the spring the projects, the delays, and, inconveniently, also the traffic pick up on Bainbridge, making the delays longer. Here’s what we’ve got going on so far so you can plan alternate routes (except in the cases where all…

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Rockaway Beach Road Closed After Being Hit by Another Small Slide

Yesterday, March 25, Rockaway Beach Road was closed by City of Bainbridge Island officials to all but local traffic after concerns raised by a small mudslide onto the road. Today, the road was hit by another small slide, this one 40 x 50 feet. And then, at about noon, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department reported…

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Due to Concern About a Recent Slide, Rockaway Beach Closed to All but Local Traffic

The City of Bainbridge Island has just announced (March 25) that Rockaway Beach Road is now closed until further notice to all but local traffic. COBI staff are on scene examining the site of a previous small mudslide that happened earlier in the month. In response, the Bainbridge Island School District has announced that Blakely…

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Seawall Construction Detour Now in Effect for Vehicles Using the Seattle Ferry Terminal

Ferry commuters entering and exiting Seattle’s Colman Dock by vehicle are being rerouted because of the ongoing seawall work at the water front. The Seawall Project launched in November of 2013 and is expected to take three years, with changing traffic impacts. Vehicles heading to the terminal are now required to access the toll plaza from the north….

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WSDOT Releases 2012 Traffic Data: Bainbridge Has a Collision on Average Every 2.3 Days

The 2012 Annual Collision Summary, which was just released by the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Statewide Travel and Collision Data Office (STCDO), which gathers collision data for all public roadways throughout the state, reveals some interesting facts about Bainbridge and our county. The data shows that in 2012, there were 155 traffic collisions…

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Blakely Tree Fall

Heavy Rain Begins to Take a Toll: Downed Tree and Wires Across Roads, Small Mudslide

by Sarah Lane with Colleen Byrum Early this morning, March 6, a Madrona tree came down across the road at Blakely Avenue, Blakely Hill Road, and 3T Road on the south end, at the bottom of Halls Hill, blocking the roadway. Flares are out to warn people to slow down. At approximately 6:05 a.m. the Bainbridge…

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Bainbridge Power Pole Replacement Program Will Mean Outages for Some Customers

Have you noticed a big white X on a power pole in your neighborhood? That means it’s been identified as a priority for an upgrade. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has partnered with Potelco, an electric utility contracting firm, to replace old and/or weak utility poles with new sturdier ones around Bainbridge Island. In all, 26…

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Tree Hazard over Highway 305 Near High School Road Causing Stop-and-Go Traffic

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall The southbound lane on Highway 305 approximately a quarter of a mile north of High School Road has been closed to traffic. A relatively small but nonetheless hazardous tree has dropped precariously over part of the Highway. Bainbridge Police Officer Victor Cienega is at the scene directing traffic, alternating…

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Seahawks Fans Glut Hwy 305 to a Crawl from Hwy 3 to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal

Thousands of Seahawks fans slowed southbound traffic on Highway 305 to a crawl this morning, February 5, on their way to catch Bainbridge ferries to Seattle to attend today’s Super Bowl victory parade. As of 9:20 a.m. southbound traffic was still bumper to bumper all the way from Highway 3 to the Bainbridge ferry terminal….

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Tips for Driving Safely in Fog

What is fog, anyway? It’s basically a cloudlike cluster of condensed water droplets that settles low to the ground. It forms when the temperature drops to the dew point (the temperature when air becomes saturated). Fog can reduce visibility, at times dramatically. If you can, avoid driving in foggy conditions. But if you’re already out there…

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Stay off Highway 16 This Weekend: Traffic Backups May Extend 6 Miles

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s plan for Highway 16 roadwork this weekend might make travel miserable for the usual 100,000 weekend travelers who take the route. WSDOT says the work, which consists of relocating eastbound 16 traffic from a temporary viaduct onto a new permanent viaduct near I-5, will require day and night lane…

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Salt Brine? It’s Not Just Redundant—It’s Also Our New Anti-Ice Road Treatment

Salt you know. Brine, also familiar, is simply salt in a water mixture. So what is salt brine? It’s the common if overly emphatic term for a road treatment that helps prevent ice formation on roadways. And it has arrived on Bainbridge Island. On Friday, December 6, the City began applying the salt brine to…

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