The City hosted a live online open house to present the draft results of the SR 303 Corridor Plan on Thursday, July 16th at 5pm. A proposed list of corridor improvement projects was presented and staff held a question and answer session. Click here for a link to a recording of the virtual meeting.
We’d like to hear from you! Below is a link to a form where you can submit your comments or questions. Be sure to include your contact information if you have a question and would like a response from the study team.
The City and WSDOT have launched a comprehensive study of the SR 303 (Warren/Wheaton) corridor. The study, using the practical solutions approach, will look at the corridor from Burwell Street to McWilliams, with particular focus on the segments of the corridor within city limits. The study will recommend safe, reliable, and cost effective transportation options that support livability, investment, and economic vitality for people and businesses.
Check out this short video from WSDOT about the practical solutions approach:
Study Progress and Schedule
The study is currently in full swing and the technical team, led by engineering consultant Parametrix, has put together a list of proposed projects to improve the SR 303 Corridor. The list, called the draft preferred alternative, is in the process of being presented to stakeholders, City Council, and the public for comment. The draft preferred alternative was developed by the study team with guidance from the Stakeholder Advisory Group and public feedback and is made up of projects that survived two rounds of qualitative evaluation and have been found to meet the needs of the corridor. The study team will utilize comments from the public to tweak the draft preferred alternative and finalize the study report over the course of the next couple of months.
Here are some tasks that our technical team has completed:
Existing and 2040 traffic analysis
Existing conditions survey
Baseline economic assessment
Solutions and alternatives development
Develop an evaluation matrix (for testing the effectiveness of the alternatives)
Completed the evaluation of alternatives
Develop a draft preferred alternative
Here are some tasks that our Stakeholders Advisory Group has accomplished:
Established a purpose and need statement
Reviewed first level screening of potential corridor elements (i.e. solutions or projects)
Reviewed corridor alternatives and approved alternatives for second level screening
Reviewed and approved the second level screening matrix
Reviewed and commented on the alternative evaluation results
Review and comment on the draft preferred alternative
Stakeholders Advisory Group (SAG)
The SAG was selected from the large pool of groups, people, and agencies that have a stake in the SR 303 corridor and their purpose is to provide guidance and oversight for the study and study management team. SAG members are: Greg Wheeler, Mayor; Leslie Daugs, Councilor - Council District #2; Richard Warren, WSDOT; Ariel Birtley, Olympic College; Lynn Wall, Naval Base Kitsap; Ed Coviello, Kitsap Transit; David Forte, Kitsap County, Denise Frey, Bremerton Chamber of Commerce; and Megan Moore, Kitsap County Health District.
Materials available at SAG meetings will be posted to this website, and the public is encouraged to comment on those materials using the SR 303 Corridor Study Comment Form.
Below is a quick rundown of the outreach that we’ve completed to date:
Online survey in 2018
Corridor outreach in April 2019 at locations along SR 303
Information booth at Bridging Bremerton 2019
In person open house in August 2019
Online open house in August 2019
Online open house in May 2020.
A summary of comments gathered can be reviewed here.
The project team will continue to listen to the community’s issues and suggestions for SR 303, and will include a summary of public feedback in the final study report. Your ideas will help us develop a corridor improvement plan.
For more information regarding the study please contact the project’s manager, Katie Ketterer, or use the SR 303 Corridor Study Comment Form. Language translation and ADA accommodations for study materials or meetings may be requested by calling Katie Ketterer at 360-473-5334.
The City and WSDOT are committed to providing a fully transparent public process and will be seeking input from residents, business owners, and other community members throughout the study. The study’s webpage will be updated frequently with schedules, progress updates, documents, surveys, and meeting notifications. If you are interesting in receiving email or text notifications of these updates, please subscribe to the News Flash - SR 303 Corridor Study.
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