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Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: July 20, 2006
Contact: PJ Callahan
Phone: (360) 337-4481
No. 06-55

Paving Project for 305 Includes Two-Way Left Turn Lane

PORT ORCHARD, WAŚNorth Kitsap residents will welcome an extended two-way left turn lane as part of a paving project scheduled for later this summer. State Route 305 is scheduled for paving from the ferry dock on Bainbridge Island to the Poulsbo city limits. The section from Hostmark Street and Bond Road will be widened to add lanes with peak hour high occupancy vehicle (HOV) designation, improve five interchanges and install bike lanes. Road striping will be changed to include a two-way left turn lane between Laura Loop and Candy Loop Road, including the Sandy Hook Road intersection.

"This revision provides a refuge area for motorists wishing to turn from or onto Sandy Hook Road, or to one of the several driveways in the area," said Randall Hain, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Administrator.

"State Route 305 is a vital transportation link for North Kitsap," said Chris Endresen, County Commissioner for the district. "SR 305 traffic volumes through Poulsbo have steadily increased in recent years, substantially increasing congestion. This project will relieve traffic congestion and provide much needed safety improvements for pedestrian and bicycle movement. We want to thank WSDOT for working with us to move this project forward."

Work is set to begin in early August and scheduled to be completed by November 2007. For more information about this and other State Highway projects, visit For information about county road projects, or to sign up for a weekly email highlighting where crews will be working each week, visit

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