SR 303 Warren Avenue Bridge Pedestrian Improvement

Project Status (October 21, 2019) 

The City has been offered grant funding from the 2019-2021 State Transportation Budget in the amount of $1,500,000 to design the project. The design work includes preliminary engineering and permitting for pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements, deck resurfacing, and additional design of improvements on Warren Avenue to the south and north of the bridge, which will be identified upon completion of the SR303 Corridor Study. Construction funding is currently unsecured. The City will coordinate with WSDOT for delivery of the project. 

Project Overview

The Warren Avenue Bridge is 1/3-mile long and is the major connection between east and west Bremerton. The walkways on the bridge are substandard at 3.5-feet wide and are insufficient for wheelchairs and strollers to pass, and it is difficult for bicycles and pedestrians to pass as well. Pedestrians have been observed climbing on the bridge handrails to pass wheelchairs. Vehicle speeds approach 45 mph and can be reduced with narrower lanes.

Safe, ADA accessible pedestrian and bicycle facilities will be constructed where none currently exist. This is particularly important in this vicinity due to the high residential density on both ends of the bridge along with the location of Olympic College at the south end of the bridge.

The project will construct ADA Accessible 8-ft wide sidewalks on both sides of the Warren Avenue Bridge that will function as shared use pathways. The facilities will separate bicycles from vehicle traffic and help reduce vehicle speeds to design values.

The constructed facility will meet current design standards. The 8-ft wide walkways on both sides of the bridge function as shared use paths and will allow safe crossing of bicycles, wheelchairs, and pedestrians.

Total estimated cost = $ 7,500,000

Project Schedule

Design 2020

Related Documents

SR 303 Warren Avenue Bridge