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Congestion relief work begins on SR 3 in Bremerton

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 13:02

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

BREMERTON – Southbound State Route 3 through Bremerton is the location of regular congestion during the afternoon commute. Beginning Monday, July 17, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin work to extend an existing southbound lane approximately one mile south.

In order to convert an existing shoulder into a new lane, crews to install barrier and shift lanes on southbound SR 3 approaching SR 304.

“While most construction requiring lane and ramp closures will take place at night in August and September, we do expect some backups due to temporarily shifted and narrowing of lanes,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Michele Britton. “When the work is complete, we’re expecting immediate congestion relief benefits for southbound SR 3.”

Crews will also install two closed-circuit traffic cameras that will bolster WSDOT’s network of online travel tools.

Advance information about this work will the Olympic Region Construction and Traffic Updates web page. 

The project is expected to be complete by early fall 2017. 

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