In 2000, a double chip seal was applied to this road. 1/2"-1/4" crushed screenings were used on the first lift and 3/8”-#10 on the second lift. Prior to applying the two lifts, the road showed signs of extreme alligator cracking in this area. The road needs to be scheduled for another chip seal; it is in fair condition with some cracks starting. The City of Bainbridge Island has done over 55 miles of double chip seal in the last 21 years; and many more miles of single chip seal, using chip seal patches beforehand where needed. The double chip seal has worked very well, staying flexible, and bridging over cracks and alligatored areas.
2021 UPDATE ON THIS SECTION OF ROAD: The double chip seal reached the end of its useful life 21 years after application. The lack of maintenance became obvious in the 2 years after 2019, as the road condition in 2019 was fair (a few cracks had started), then developed widespread alligator cracking that was noted in 2021. To keep the road in good condition, it should have received a maintenance chip seal sometime before 2016.