What is the Bremerton Economic Development Study?
It is a planning study to assess the current and future transportation needs within the study area and provide recommendations to address short-term and long-term safety and mobility deficiencies. We will also identify improvement strategies that support the economic objectives within the study area, including the South Kitsap Industrial Area (SKIA). View the final report (pdf 2 mb).
What areas are being studied?
The study analyzed SR 3 from US 101 near Shelton to Loxie Eagans Boulevard in Bremerton; US 101 from SR 3 near Shelton to SR 102 (Dayton Airport Road); and SR 16 from Sedgwick Road (SR 160) to SR 3 in Gorst.
Why is WSDOT studying these highways?
SR 3, US 101 and SR 16 serve growing communities. Thirty percent of Kitsap County's workforce relies on these highways to commute to work daily. Mason County has one of the highest population growth rates in the state and is home to a growing business environment. Also, during the summer months these highways see increased traffic due to recreational travelers.
What happens next?
Members of the stakeholders group, local representatives and agencies can use this list to solicit and obtain funding from state and federal lawmakers to bring the recommended projects to fruition.
Now that the Bremerton Economic Development Study is complete, local stakeholders will have a list of congestion and safety projects for SR 3, SR 16 and US 101. Local representatives and agencies could use the list to make decisions about where to invest public resources over the next 20 years.
Partnerships & Cooperation
The following stakeholders participated in this study:
City of Port Orchard
Port of Bremerton
Allyn Community Association
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
City of Shelton
North Mason Chamber of Commerce
Port of Allyn
Economic Development Council of Mason County
Port of Shelton
Mason County Transit
Port of Bremerton
Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce
Bremerton Chamber of Commerce
City of Bremerton
This study is funded from the following sources:
- State Funds - $500,965
- Local - (Port of Bremerton) - $158,854
Total Funding Available From All Sources - $659,819
Richard Warren, Project Manager
WSDOT Urban Planning Office
401 2nd Avenue South, Ste 300
Seattle, WA 98104
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