Environmental investigations have been completed and documentation of that work has been submitted. Further work on cost estimating for project alternatives will be scheduled later in 2013. At the conclusion of this work, project funding for the SR 302 Corridor Study will end.
As funding becomes available, the next steps are to finalize the discipline reports and compile the studies into draft and final EIS documents for public and agency review. The ultimate goal is to finalize these documents by considering both the environmental studies and the comments received to reach a well researched decision about a preferred alternative.
More information about the study can be viewed by going to the Study Library and the Corridor Alternatives Web page.
Why is WSDOT
studying State Route 302?
SR 302 is an important east-west link for Key Peninsula communities to Gig Harbor as well as Tacoma and other parts of Washington. Economic development puts demands on the highway system creating concerns about safety and congestion.
To address these concerns, WSDOT is studying the SR 302 corridor from Key Peninsula Highway to SR 16. The study evaluates the environmental impacts of:
- creating a new corridor, and
- improving the existing corridor by providing improved mobility and enhanced safety.
The End Result
The end result of the environmental impact statement process will be a preferred alternative that meets the transportation needs and fulfills all federal and state environmental laws.
The SR 302 Corridor Study EIS will determine the potential environmental impacts of future projects which will help alleviate congestion and improve the safety of the traveling public.
What is the project timeline?
2007 - WSDOT began evaluating existing conditions and studying traffic patterns
2008 - Preliminary environmental work was conducted, a travel model was developed for the study, and the first of two alternatives screening exercises occurred
2009 - A second alternatives screening exercise was conducted, notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement was issued and WSDOT held an agency and public scoping comment period
2010 to 2012 - Conduct detailed environmental and engineering work to be included in the discipline reports, an important component of the environmental document
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
|Financial Data for PIN 330216A
||Amount ($ in thousands)
|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
How can I get more information?
Claudia Bingham Baker
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