- The design office is defining the project footprint to determine environmental impact and to quantify the need and the need for additional right of way to construct the improvements.
- Wetland delineation is complete.
Why is WSDOT
improving safety and congestion on SR 302 between Key Peninsula Highway and SR 16?
This section of SR 302 experiences congestion at specific locations and a high rate of collisions.
To reduce congestion and the potential for collisions, WSDOT will develop improvements for key locations such as the 118th intersection, and the Goodrich Drive intersection.
These improvements may include widening portions of the road, adding left-turn pockets, widening shoulders, increasing sight distance and access consolidation. Other improvements planned are removing trees and other hazards within the right of way, constructing several emergency pullouts, installation of rumble strips, and placement of gravel to improve abrupt shoulder edges.
The End Result
Specific improvements at key locations will reduce congestion and improve safety by reducing the frequency and severity of collisions.
Safety - Improved sight distance along the corridor, removal of fixed objects within the right of way, new turn pockets to facilitate left and right turns, and emergency pullouts at key locations.
Congestion - Improved traffic flow along the corridor.
What is the project timeline?
- Construction is expected to begin Spring 2014.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
This project is funded from the following sources:
2005 Gas Tax (Partnership Funding) - $6.5 million
Total funding from all sources: $6.5 million
How can I get more information?
Steve Fuchs, Project Engineer
WSDOT PO Box 47446
Olympia, WA 98504-7446
Claudia Bingham Baker
WSDOT Olympic Region
5720 Capitol Boulevard SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
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