This project constructed a 959-foot-long tunnel connecting the Bremerton Transit Center (BTC) to Burwell Street. Diverting ferry traffic away from downtown streets improves pedestrian safety and reduces congestion.
The project also provides improved access to the BTC for incoming traffic.
Construction started July 2007. The tunnel opened in July 2009.
This project increases safety for pedestrians and motorists by diverting off-loading ferry traffic away from downtown Bremerton streets.
By diverting off-loading ferry traffic directly onto Burwell Street, congestion is reduced in the waterfront area.
| Protects Environment
This tunnel project was coordinated with the City of Bremerton combined sewer overflow (CSO) project.
Partnerships & Cooperation
The successful completion of this project was possible through the participation and cooperation of these entities:
City of Bremerton
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Authority
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Local emergency services
Funding for this project comes from multiple sources including Congressional earmarks, federal National Highway System program funds, federal Surface Transportation Program funds, the City of Bremerton and federal grants.
Estimated costs at completion:
Preliminary Engineering - $6 million
Right of Way - $4.2 million
Construction - $44.9 million
Total project cost - $49.1 million
Brenden Clarke, Project Engineer
WSDOT Port Orchard Project Office
8293 Spring Creek Road
Port Orchard, WA 98367
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