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Alternatives Presented at Open House

    SR 3 - SR 304 Interchange Improvements Project - Bremerton

    Status

    Nov. 2014

    • WSDOT would like to thank those who voted and commented on study alternatives. The information will be presented to a group of stakeholders working with WSDOT. The group will provide their final recommendation to WSDOT. After taking the stakeholders recommendation into thoughtful consideration, WSDOT will select a final alternative. The final alternative will move into preliminary engineering and design. 
    •  No funding has been identified for construction.

     

    Why is WSDOT studying this interchange?
    WSDOT was directed by the Legislature to conduct a feasibility study for interchange improvements to the SR 3 - SR 304 Interchange in Bremerton.

    The purpose of this study is to improve mobility during the PM peak commute periods along southbound SR 3 under the SR 304 westbound ramp where the travel lanes narrow down from two to one lane. The resulting congestion increases delay and travel time affecting safety and imposing inconvenience for the traveling public.

    This project will advance development of the interchange improvements by beginning the initial environmental documentation, preliminary engineering and design to expedite project delivery.

      
    Study Alternatives:
    WSDOT, city, county, U.S. Navy and transit officials have been working collaboratively to find alternatives to reduce traffic congestion and improve existing highway operations where State Route 3 and State Route 304 meet in Bremerton. The group has worked together to identify the following list of alternative projects that attempt to improve traffic flow. 

    Alternative 1 (pdf 2.1 mb)
    Hard Shoulder Running – Investigate opening the southbound State Route SR 3 shoulder to traffic on weekdays from 3-6 p.m. Those hours often see the heaviest traffic volumes. The shoulder along southbound SR 3 would be open to traffic during those hours in the area between the Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant and the SR 3/SR 304 interchange merge. 

    Alternative 2 (pdf 2.1 mb)
    Restripe to 2 Lanes – Restripe to create two lanes on southbound SR 3 in the area between the Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant and the SR 3/SR 304 merge. Two lanes currently merge into one at that location.

    Alternative 3 (pdf 2.1 mb)
    Construct 2 Lanes – Demolish and rebuild the SR 304 on-ramp over SR 3 to accommodate two lanes on southbound SR 3 in the area between the Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant and the SR 3/SR 304 interchange merge.

    Alternative 4 (pdf 5.1 mb)
    Add a 3rd Lane from the SR 304 on-ramp to Gorst – Widen southbound SR 3 from the SR 304 on-ramp to Gorst to create three lanes. Crews would also restripe southbound SR 3 to two lanes in the area between the Bremerton Wastewater Treatment Plant and the SR 3/SR 304 merge.

    The preferred alternative will include Transportation Demand Management (TDM) options




    The End Result
    The end result will identify a preferred alternative to advance into the preliminary engineering and design phase of the process.

    Project Benefits
    Project benefits include the advancement of the design, preliminary engineering and right of way acquisition for the preferred alternative.

    Once the alternative is implemented, benefits include improved mobility by reducing delay and providing a consistent travel time through the SR 3 - SR 304 interchange while maintaining the safe operation of both SR 3 and SR 304 in the process.

    What is the project timeline?
    The study phase is expected to be completed by August 2014.

    Financial Information

    Financial Data for PIN 300302F
    Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
    2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
    2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
    Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $500
    Total $500


    Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
       State Funds $500
    Total $500


    How can I get more information?
    Contact:

    Debbie Clemen
    WSDOT, Olympic Region Transportation Planning Office
    P. O. Box 47440
    Olympia, WA 98504-7440
    Phone: (360) 704-3204
    Email: clemend@wsdot.wa.gov

    Claudia Bingham-Baker
    Communications Manager
    360-357-2789

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