What’s the pit on Silverdale Hill for?

The in basket: Doris Boyd has a question about a hole dug, apparently as part of the widening of Silverdale Way north of town.
“Before they began the actual work on Silverdale Hill, a large ‘pit’ was created on the east side of the road, at the crest of the hill,” she said. “It first had columns in it, and periodically those were changed. Later, they were gone, and the last time I went by, it was still just a pit, but a well- groomed one.”
This week she said it now is fenced.
“Can you tell us what purpose it was/is for?” she asked.


The in basket: Doris Boyd has a question about a hole dug, apparently as part of the widening of Silverdale Way north of town.
“Before they began the actual work on Silverdale Hill, a large ‘pit’ was created on the east side of the road, at the crest of the hill,” she said. “It first had columns in it, and periodically those were changed. Later, they were gone, and the last time I went by, it was still just a pit, but a well- groomed one.”
This week she said it now is fenced.
“Can you tell us what purpose it was/is for?” she asked.
The out basket: There hardly is a road project done anymore without costly storm water detention being part of it. That is what Doris saw.
Jacques Dean of Kitsap County Public Works said, “It is a storm water detention pond for the Silverdale Way North project. It’s located north of Lone Maple Drive, on the east side of the roadway. It provides storm water mitigation for the increased impervious surfaces associated with the project.
“Survey grade stakes were placed within the area of the pond,” he continued. “The contractor graded around the stakes to finished grade, leaving the stakes in place for reference. This resulted in vertical columns of soil. The columns were knocked down during final grading.”

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