West Kitsap Way Planning Study

Project Announcement

The City of Bremerton invites you to an online open house and a live virtual presentation for the West Kitsap Way Planning Study. The study will determine, through a public process, an updated multimodal corridor design for the future reconstruction of Kitsap Way between State Route 3 and Chico Way NW. Since the last project open house in mid-2023, the study team has developed a draft preferred alternative and would like your input.

Visit our online open house and provide your feedback
November 7 – November 22, 2023

Attend a live virtual presentation with project staff|
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 6-7:00 PM
Click here to register!

The online open house provides you an opportunity to review the draft preferred alternative and provide online comments and feedback. The virtual presentation on November 9th will provide an update of the study and the opportunity for you to learn about the preferred alternative. After the presentation, City staff will be available to answer any questions.

Please reach out to Project Manager, Katie Ketterer at 360-473-5334 or katie.ketterer@ci.bremerton.wa.us if you have questions about the project, these events, or would like to request interpretation or reasonable accommodations for the virtual presentation.

Project Overview

The City has been awarded a federal Surface Transportation Program grant via the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) to conduct a transportation planning study for Kitsap Way from SR 3 to Chico Way. West Kitsap Way has concrete pavement in poor condition and lacks pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. The study will determine, through a public process, updated cross sections and 5-10% level of design for the future reconstruction of the roadway.  

The total project budget is $606,000 and the grant requires a $81,810 (13.5% match) of local funds. The $606,000 will be utilized to conduct a transportation study that will:

  • Examine existing and future need related to all transportation modes along Kitsap Way from Chico/Northlake Way to SR 3,
  • Develop solutions to resolve deficits,
  • Evaluate options that serve all transportation modes (complete streets),
  • Develop a prioritized implementation plan,
  • and provide survey, conceptual design, and cost estimates for the selected alternative.  





Community Steering Committee

The study management team, in coordination with the Mayor’s Office, has established a Community Steering Committee (CSC). The group, representative of and selected from the large pool of groups, people, and agencies that have a common interest in the goals of the study, will provide guidance and oversight for the study and study management team. 

Steering Committee Members:

Greg Wheeler - Mayor
Marco Dicicco – Bremerton School District
George Mazur – WSDOT 
Edward Coviello – Kitsap Transit 
Bridget Glasspoole – Kitsap Mental Health Services
Christine Sala – Resident
Allison Satter – Naval Base Kitsap - Bremerton
David Forte – Kitsap County, Public Works
Crystal Koch – Kitsap Health District

City of Bremerton Technical Representatives:

Colette Berna – Parks Department
Garrett Jackson – Department of Community Development 
Tom Knuckey – Public Works & Utilities Director
Shane Webber – Managing Engineer, Transportation

Materials available to the CSC will be posted to this website, and the public is encouraged to comment on those materials (see comment form linked below). 

CSC Meeting #1 (1/11/2023) – Kick-off meeting and discussion on existing conditions and corridor needs.
Meeting Presentation Slides
Meeting Notes

CSC Meeting # 2 (3/29/23) – Review of the draft project alternatives and scoring criteria for the alternatives analysis
Meeting Presentation
Draft Alternatives Summary
Meeting Notes

CSC Meeting # 3 (9/7/23) – Review the draft preferred alternative
Meeting Presentation
Meeting Notes

Community Outreach

Input will be gathered from the public and the unique needs of our community that must be considered as we plan for the future of West Kitsap Way.  Several public meetings will be planned throughout the study process. See our “Stay Engaged” section below to find out how you can stay informed about the progress of this project.

The next public online open house and virtual presentation are scheduled for October. The community will be presented with the draft preferred alternative. The community will have an opportunity to give feedback on the proposed improvements. The comment period will be open for approximately 3 weeks.  

The project team has hosted two rounds of public engagement, both consisting of a virtual presentation and an online open house.  Materials, video, and written summaries of the outreach efforts are linked below.  While public comment on past engagement phases has closed, you may still review the open house content by downloading the West Kitsap Way Study - Online Open House Summary (PDF).

December 2022 - Online Open House Summary
December 6, 2022 Virtual Presentation Recording - https://vimeo.com/781205556
December 6, 2022 - Virtual Meeting Summary
June 2023 - Engagement Summary
June 22, 2023 - Virtual Presentation

Stay Engaged!

Join our mailing list to get updates on this project sent directly to you. You may also contact the Project Manager, Katie Ketterer, with questions and comments at 360-473-5334 or by email at Katie.Ketterer@ci.bremerton.wa.us.  Additionally, you may submit questions and comments regarding the project using this webform.