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:
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.
The City has engaged Parametrix Inc. to undertake the study; they began gathering existing conditions data, such as traffic counts and signal operations data, in May 2019. A baseline economic assessment and traffic modeling for existing and future conditions has been completed. Over the next few months the project team will begin creating corridor alternatives; once developed and evaluated by the stakeholders group the alternatives will be presented in an online open house.
Additionally, the Stakeholders Advisory Group approved the SR 303 Corridor Need Statement (PDF) at the September 18th SAG meeting. This will allow the project team to begin drafting metrics and measures, based on the specific needs outlined in the needs statement, which will be used to evaluate corridor alternatives.
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.
Input is being gathered from the public regarding the problems facing the Warren/Wheaton corridor because the unique needs of our community must be taken into account as we plan solutions for those problems. An initial public survey regarding the corridor received over 150 responses. In early June, study staff engaged directly with corridor users by conducting interviews at area bus stops.
An open house was held on August 6th from 4pm to 7pm at the East Bremerton Community Gym (3050 Wheaton Way). The purpose of the open house was get feedback from the public about the problems facing SR 303 and to gather ideas on how to improve the corridor. About 50 community members attended the open house and provided the project team with great feedback. 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. We will be updating and relaunching the online open house to share this plan in early 2020.
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.
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Any person who feels they have been subject to discrimination that is protected under Title VI or other laws may file a complaint with the City by completing a Title VI Complaint Form (PDF), or contact City of Bremerton, Attention Charlotte Nelson, Human Resources Manager, 345 6th Street, Suite 100, Bremerton, WA, 98337. For more information on the City of Bremerton Title VI program, contact the City’s Title VI officer, Tom Knuckey, at 360-473-2376.