Survey centers on Kitsap traffic

State transportation officials are looking for feedback on an issue familiar to many: traffic backups and delays.

People who use state highways in Kitsap County are invited to participate in an online survey to help prioritize congestion relief measures.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and local partners are asking the public for feedback on ideas to help ease traffic congestion. The agency also wants to hear from those who ride bikes, walk or use transit to get around.

“The information from people who rely on these state highways is very valuable,” said Dennis Engel, WSDOT’s Planning Manager. “This will help us determine where to prioritize needs statewide.”

The survey — found at — will be open until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 14.

Information about WSDOT’s ongoing efforts to plan future improvements to the state’s transportation system is available on the Corridor Sketch Initiative webpage.

State transportation officials and local leaders have identified congestion-prone areas of state highways in Kitsap County.

Those who take the survey can select their top five choices on options that should by pursued by WSDOT, including:

• Consider roundabout at Hidden Cove Road;

• Conduct Type, Size and Location (TSL) study to evaluate alternatives for replacing the SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge;

• Evaluate Sound to Olympics Trail (current plans between Winslow Way and High School Road on east side of SR 305, but could switch to west side at High School Road heading north);

• Study widening SR 305 to northbound two lanes northbound and one lane southbound lane from Agate Pass Bridge to Day Road; and

• Evaluate adding a northbound transit lane between Day Road and the Agate Pass Bridge to reduce congestion.

The results of this survey will help WSDOT prioritize and identify strategies for various stakeholders within Kitsap County, officials said.