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SR 3 - SR 304 Interchange Improvements Project - Bremerton

Status

December 2017

  • Crews have opened to traffic the new southbound lane on SR 3. Portions of the shoulder were rebuilt and the highway restriped to create a second southbound lane through the interchange.
  • Drivers traveling on westbound Charleston Boulevard approaching SR 3 will notice a new second lane through the overpass, and a new merge into the added southbound lane of SR 3.
  • Funding for this project is part of the Connecting Washington Transportation Revenue Package.

Why is WSDOT making modifications to the interchange of SR 3 and SR 304?
Southbound State Route 3 approaching SR 304 in Bremerton was the location of regular congestion during the afternoon commute. The resulting congestion increases delay and travel time. 

The previous configuration had southbound SR 3 merging from two lanes to one. This project used the existing highway footprint to extend the second lane of SR 3 from where it currently ends for roughly one mile.

Crews also repaved southbound SR 3 between milepost 36 to 36.8 and repaired a bridge element by removing a bump at end of SR 304 bridge approaching SR 3.

This construction project is the result of a WSDOT study that solicited feedback from commuters, residents, and local businesses who rely on both highways. WSDOT thanks all who gave input on how to relieve SR 3 congestion.

The End Result
The project will improve traffic flow on southbound SR 3 through this area.

This project also has new traffic cameras at the intersection of SR 3 and SR 304 and Loxie Eagans Boulevard.

Project Benefits

  • Decreased congestion for southbound SR 3 drivers
  • Added traffic cameras which help WSDOT manage traffic and relay roadway information to the public.

What is the project timeline?
April 2017 -Project advertised for competitive bidding
June 2017- Following competitive bidding, this project was awarded to Granite Construction
July 2017 - Construction
November 2017 - Project complete

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 300303C
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $4,200
Total $4,200

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

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Michele Britton
Project Engineer
360-874-3010

Doug Adamson
Communications
360-357-2716

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