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

Project Status (Updated March 27, 2018)


The City’s contractor will begin 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. The contractor will be placing portable message boards to inform road users of possible delays and notifications. Below are details on the schedule of work for the two separate work sites. 

West Belfair Valley Road
The contractor will begin road survey on April 2, 2018 and will then start repairing the existing asphalt in preparation for the high friction surface treatment. That work will take about 3 weeks. Then in late April the contractor will install guardrail and signage. The pavement repairs must cure for a minimum 30 days prior to application of the high friction surface treatment and placement requires warm and very dry conditions to adhere to the existing pavement surface. Therefore no work will occur for several weeks between mid-May and late June to mid-July while we wait for ideal weather conditions for surface treatment. Once crews are able to start the surface treatment it will take only about two weeks to accomplish and then 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 work on Tracyton Beach Road will include the high friction surface treatment and guardrail as well as some drainage work that will help prevent water flowing over the road. The contractor will begin survey on April 2, 2018 and will then start the drainage work. The storm work is scheduled to wrap up by the end of April and then the contractor will move to pavement repair. Guardrail and signage installation will start in mid to late May and will take about two weeks. As with the work on West Belfair Valley Road, the pavement repairs must cure for a minimum 30 days prior to application of the high friction surface treatment and placement requires warm and very dry conditions to adhere to the existing pavement surface. Therefore no work will occur for several weeks between late May and late June to mid-July while we wait for ideal weather conditions for surface treatment. Once crews are able to start the surface treatment it will take only about two weeks to accomplish and then 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.