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SR 3 - Belfair Area - Widening and Safety Improvements

Construction Status
Map of proposed construction on SR 3

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Aerial photo of project vicinity 

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May 2016


  • Construction has required a temporary speed limit reduction on a portion of State Route 3 in Belfair. WSDOT has lowered the current 35 mph speed limit to 25 miles because of construction. The speed limit has been temporarily reduced between mileposts 25.3 and 26.6, which is the area near Belfair Elementary School and Northeast Clifton Lane.
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  • WSDOT contractor, Ceccanti, has crews building stormwater ponds, walls, drainage, waterline removal, and electrical.  Work will be occurring off the roadway during the day and in the road at night.
  • This widening project will extend the center turn lane and provide paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3. The improvements are intended to be built in two separate stages.
  • Stage 1 of the project will begin at milepost 25.36 (just south of Belfair Elementary School and Theler Center) to milepost 27.08 (Ridge Point Blvd.).
  • The following lane restrictions are in place for when work requires traffic restrictions: Lane Restriction Hours (pdf 45 kb)

Why is WSDOT widening SR 3 through Belfair?
Drivers routinely experience congestion, delay and sudden stops for left turns. This project will relieve congestion and improve safety for both the traveling public and pedestrians.

The End Result
The end result is a wider, safer highway with reduced congestion. Key new features include a full length two-way left turn lane, wider shoulders,  and new sidewalks.

New stormwater treatment facilities will help to improve water quality in nearby waterways.

Project Benefits

  • Mobility - An improved, full-length left turn lane and revised access points (driveways) will reduce congestion and provide more efficient traffic movement.
  • Safety - The project improves bicycle and pedestrian safety, improves lighting at intersections and reduces potential conflict points.
  • Environment - New stormwater facilities will collect and treat  highway run-off.

What is the project timeline?

  • This project went out to competitive bidding April 13, 2015.
  • The project was awarded May, 2015 to Ceccanti, Inc.
  • Construction began July, 13 2015. 
  • The project will take two years to complete.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 300344D
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $22,638
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $406
Total $23,044

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

How can I get more information?
Michele Britton
Project Engineer

Claudia Bingham-Baker
Communications Manager

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