Innovative Safety Project - West Belfair Valley Road and Tracyton Beach Road

Traffic Alert


Road work that will impact travel times will be taking place on West Belfair Valley Road during the week of July 9th. Crews will be applying a high friction surface treatment to sections of the road. The road will remain open, however flaggers will be stopping traffic intermittently through-out working hours. Delays of up to 10-15 minutes should be expected.

Project Status (Updated July 10, 2018)


The City’s contractor initiated the construction phase of the project on April 2, 2018. The contractor will be working on West Belfair Valley Road and Tracyton Beach Road. See the graphics below for exact locations of work. During this project please expect lane closures with flaggers directing one lane of traffic through the work site at times. No full road closures are anticipated with the work, and work will take place between 7am and 4pm. Expect delays of 10-15 min if travelling during these hours. The contractor will be placing portable message boards to inform road users of possible delays and notifications. These message boards are placed in advance, roughly two weeks, before the work begins in order to give timely notification to roadway users. Work completed under the project to date included pavement repairs, drainage improvements, and the installation of guardrail. Below are details on the schedule of remaining work for the two separate work sites.  

West Belfair Valley Road
The pavement repairs, drainage and guardrail work along West Belfair Valley Road has been completed. The contractor previously suspended work on West Belfair Valley Road while the pavement repairs cured for over 30 days. While the pavement was curing, the contractor was permitted to install guardrail and that work was completed during the week of June 25. Now that the pavement has fully cured, the contractor will be proceeding with the application of the high friction surface treatment (HFST). This work was initiated on July 9 and is expected continue throughout the entire week. However, these plans could change based on weather conditions since the HFST requires the presence of clear, dry weather conditions for a significant period of time before and after the application of HFST. Once the HFST is complete, the contractor will restore pavement markings and upgrade signage along the road, after which the project will be complete.    See the graphic below for guardrail and high friction surface treatment locations on West Belfair Valley Road.
West Belfair Valley Road
Tracyton Beach Road
The pavement repairs, drainage and guardrail work along Tracyton Beach Road has been completed. The contractor previously suspended work on Tracyton Beach while the pavement repairs cured for over 30 days. Now that the pavement has fully cured, the contractor will be proceeding with the application of the high friction surface treatment (HFST). This work is tentatively scheduled for the week of July 16 and is expected continue throughout the entire week. However, these plans could change based on weather conditions since the HFST requires the presence of clear, dry weather conditions for a significant period of time before and after the application of HFST. Once the HFST is complete, the contractor will restore pavement markings and upgrade signage along the road, after which the project will be complete. See the graphic below for guardrail and high friction surface treatment locations on Tracyton Beach Road.
Tracyton Beach Road

Project Overview


The City was awarded a $1,675,490 federal highway safety grant to improve roadway safety along West Belfair Valley Road and Tracyton Beach Road. The improvements will include storm drainage improvements, high friction surface treatment, and guardrail. The high friction surface treatment will increase traction for vehicles travelling along curved sections of Tracyton Beach and West Belfair Valley Road. The guardrail will be installed along the City owned sections of Tracyton Beach Road and at certain locations along West Belfair Valley Road.

The City solicited bids in December, 2017 and the City received 6 highly competitive bids. MJ Hughes Construction was the apparent responsive low bidder; the City Council awarded the contract on January 17, 2018.

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