West Kitsap Way Planning Study

Project Announcement

The City of Bremerton invites you to two upcoming events for a new transportation planning project. The West Kitsap Way Planning 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.

Visit the online open house and provide your feedback
December 5 – 30, 2022


Attend a live virtual presentation with project staff
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 6 – 6:45 PM

Click here to register!

The virtual presentation on December 6 will provide an overview of the study and the opportunity for you to give input on the corridor’s issues and your suggestions for improvements. After the presentation, we will be available to answer any questions.

Language and ADA accommodations will be provided upon request. Please contact Katie Ketterer at 360-473-5334 with your request at least 24 hours before the meeting.

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, will establish 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. 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).  

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.

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.