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SR 302 - Elgin Clifton Rd to SR 16 - Corridor Study

Status

September 2014

  • As funding becomes available, the next steps are to finalize the discipline reports and compile the studies into draft and final EIS documents for public and agency review. The ultimate goal is to finalize these documents by considering both the environmental studies and the comments received to reach a well researched decision about a preferred alternative.

Why is WSDOT studying State Route 302?

SR 302 is an important east-west link for Key Peninsula communities to Gig Harbor as well as Tacoma and other parts of Washington. Economic development puts demands on the highway system creating concerns about safety and congestion. 

To address these concerns, WSDOT is studying the SR 302 corridor from Key Peninsula Highway to SR 16. The study evaluates the environmental impacts of:

  • creating a new corridor, and 
  • improving the existing corridor by providing improved mobility and enhanced safety.

The End Result
The end result of the environmental impact statement process will be a preferred alternative that meets the transportation needs and fulfills all federal and state environmental laws. 

Project Benefits
The SR 302 Corridor Study EIS will determine the potential environmental impacts of future projects which will help alleviate congestion and improve the safety of the traveling public.

What is the project timeline?
2007 - WSDOT began evaluating existing conditions and studying traffic patterns

2008 - Preliminary environmental work was conducted, a travel model was developed for the study, and the first of two alternatives screening exercises occurred

2009 - A second alternatives screening exercise was conducted, notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement was issued and WSDOT held an agency and public scoping comment period

2010 to 2012 - Conduct detailed environmental and engineering work to be included in the discipline reports, an important component of the environmental document

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 330216A
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $2,500
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
Total $2,500

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Dennis Engel
Planning Manager
360-357-2651

Claudia Bingham Baker
Communications Manager
360-357-2789

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