Project Info

SR 305 - Suquamish Way Intersection Improvement - Completed August 2016

This project built a separated right turn lane from SR 305 to Suquamish Way, relocated the existing bus stop to a newly constructed island and installed a new traffic signal that help buses more easily merge into traffic.


How you benefit

Improves safety
The existing bus stop was relocated to a newly constructed island. The island now provides a refuge from traffic to help increase safety while loading and unloading passengers.

Relieves congestion
A separated right turn lane from SR 305 to Suquamish Way will help reduce congestion at this intersection.

When buses re-enter traffic from the island, the traffic signal now allows for what's called a queue jump. Queue jumps help buses more easily merge into traffic.


Partnerships & cooperation
In the 2012 Washington State Transportation Budget, the Legislature included a proviso (pdf 159 kb) directing the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to identify and design a solution for alleviating congestion at the SR 305 Suquamish Way intersection located in Kitsap County.

Coordination and cooperation between Kitsap Transit, the Suquamish Tribe, Kitsap County, bicycle groups and WSDOT contributed to the final result of this project.


Pre-Existing Funds (PEF): $3,069,000
Total: $3,069,000

In 2012 the Legislature provided $750,000 from Federal and State sources for preliminary design engineering.
In 2015 Kitsap Transit obtained a grant of $2,319,000 for the construction of this project.


Contact us
Michele Britton
Project Engineer

Claudia Bingham Baker
Communications Manager