What’s Happening to Lake Flora Road?

A few folks here at work are wondering why they’re being stopped for 10-minute stints on Lake Flora Road. A quick trip to Kitsap County’s Road Report shows there is a widening and channelization project going on between Highway 3 and J.M. Dickenson Road. I don’t know what channelization is, so I called the county. They’ll probably get back to me before I finish this.

Anyway, they’re widening the road so it will have 12-foot lanes and 8-foot shoulders. Right now they’re grading. The roadway is gravel, and there’s just one lane getting through. It doesn’t say how long this will go on, so I’ll ask them that, too, when they call back.

This is Phase 1. Phase 2 would be building a roundabout at the J.M. Dickenson intersection. That won’t be until next year or the year after. Here’s a trivia question for you. Who was J.M. Dickenson?

I’m stalling, waiting for that call. There it is. Oops. I have to wait for a half hour til the expert gets out of his meeting. So I’ll try to come back to this later.