Budget Information

SR 305 - Winslow Ferry to Hostmark St - Safety Improvements

Project news

  • Kitsap Transit working with community partners have completed a study that has established a vision and goals for this corridor. WSDOT continues to work with community partners to identify performance-based enhancements for SR 305.
  • State Route 305 is vital for all users of the highway between Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, and the Washington State Ferries terminal. Thousands of vehicles each day use this key link. Traffic volumes are increasing on SR 305 with heavy morning and evening peak traffic. The roadway is also vital for transit, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
     

Why is WSDOT taking a collaborative and system wide corridor approach to improving the SR 305 corridor in Kitsap County?

The Washington State Department of Transportation is working collaboratively with the City of Poulsbo, the City of Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, Suquamish Tribe, and Kitsap Transit to develop a master plan of projects intended to improve traffic flow for vehicles, transit, bicycles, and pedestrians, and to decrease the potential for collisions.

The process initially began with an effort by the West Sound Alliance, which produced a report on Strategic Corridor Investments. Following the report, the Washington State Legislature funded the SR 305/ Winslow Ferry to Hostmark St. – Safety Improvements project. The 2015 Connecting Washington transportation package included $36.8 million for investments in the corridor.

Kitsap Transit followed by obtaining a grant. The grant funded efforts to identify mobility and safety enhancements throughout the corridor.

The End Result
WSDOT is open to considering a wide range of potential strategies. All strategies will be evaluated for their performance and impact on all modes of transportation with the result being an improved SR 305 corridor for all users.

Needs & benefits

  • Reduced potential for crashes.
  • Improved safety and better access to the corridor is crucial to ensure enhanced travel time, reliability and economic vitality.

Timeline

Low-cost corridor enhancements could occur as soon as summer 2019. Longer-term projects that may require property acquisition, and environmental review could take longer to implement. All projects could be completed by 2023.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 330528C
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $36,800
Total $36,800

 
Contact

Doug Adamson
WSDOT Communications
360-357-2716

Michele Britton
Project Engineer
360-874-3000

SR 305 –Winslow Ferry to Hostmark St – Safety Improvements – Project vicinity map