SR 104 - Kingston Ferry Terminal Traffic Improvement

Project news

  • WSDOT is working to identify and implement enhancements that address the effects of ferry traffic in downtown Kingston.
  • WSDOT is working with a stakeholder group comprised of business representatives, interested parties and elected officials to identify short-term enhancements compatible with a future realignment of State Route 104 from Main Street to First Street.
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Needs & benefits

Drivers leaving Kitsap County for Edmonds via the Kingston ferry can encounter long backups and delays, especially on weekends and during the busy summer travel season. Limited space at the ferry terminal holding area can leave drivers lining shoulders and even lanes of SR 104.

Kitsap County received funding to advance the preliminary engineering work to realign ferry traffic to First Street. WSDOT and Kitsap County are working closely to design the widening of First Street. This process will incorporate many of the features from the 2016 Kingston Complete Street Study.

WSDOT and the local partners will also consider exploring the feasibility of constructing a ferry holding lot on property owned by WSDOT near Lindvog Street and SR 104. Construction funding for both the relocation of ferry traffic onto Northeast 1st Street and new holding near Lindvog Street/SR 104 area have not been identified.

Timeline

Preliminary engineering and environmental review for the widening of First Street is expected to begin fall 2018.

Funding

This work uses a combination of state and Kitsap County funds that equal $1.36 million. The Washington State Legislature funded $500,000 to identify and implement enhancement that address the effects of ferry traffic in downtown Kingston. 

Contact

Doug Adamson, communications 
360-357-2716

 

Map of Kingston Ferry Terminal Traffic Improvement Project