County map shows priority plow routesJanuary 18th, 2012 by Chris Henry
In case you missed it on Kitsap County’s website, here is a map showing the county’s plan for keeping roads open during snow.
Red routes showing the main roads are given high priority. The
county’s goal is to get and keep them open within the first 36
“Primary roads provide the highest degree of mobility, serve major centers of activity, and are high traffic volume links between suburban centers and outlying communities. Crews plow and sand primary roads first, and continue until they are clear. When primary roads are clear crews move to secondary roads.”
Blue routes are secondary. The county gets to them as they are
able, but within the first 36 hours, if snow continues to fall,
they’ll focus on the primary routes.
Secondary routes “link local communities with primary roads. Secondary roads may enter residential neighborhoods, provide direct property access, and move traffic from primary roads to local access roads.”
“Local access roads serve residential single family homes, multiple dwelling developments, commercial business offices, and industrial development. They also provide access to developments from secondary roads, and provide circulation through neighborhoods. Crews work on local access roads after primary and secondary roads are cleared.”