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:
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).
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 visiting www.westkitsapwaystudy.infocommunity.org.
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
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.