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, is currently working to evaluate the effectiveness of the (80 plus!) ideas that have been gathered as potential solutions to improve the SR 303 Corridor. They are preparing to present the alternatives and the testing results to the Stakeholders Advisory Group and the general public (through an online open house in April). From there we’ll gather input from the public and stakeholders and continue to work towards a preferred alternative. We are on schedule to present the preferred alternative and the study final report in mid-summer 2020.
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).
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.
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.
We will be updating and relaunching the online open house to share the SR 303 Corridor alternatives in April, 2020.
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
Additionally, the City hosted an online open house with a survey and comment period that was open between August 5th and September 6, 2019. You may still visit the webpage to review the open house materials at https://sr303openhouse.com/.
A summary of comments gathered can be reviewed here.
Over the next year, the project team will continue to listen to the community’s issues and suggestions for SR 303. 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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