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Date: March 28, 2016
Contact: Rebecca Pirtle, Commissioners’ Office
(360) 337-4650 or rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2016-031

Downtown Kingston road improvements focus of April 6 meeting

(Port Orchard, WA) - Kingston residents will have the opportunity to review the final draft plan of the Complete Streets project, and learn about the Kitsap County Transportation Improvement Program, during the regular monthly meeting of the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 in the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Headquarters Station, 26642 Miller Bay Road, Kingston. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

"Transportation infrastructure and how people, goods and services circulate within the Kingston community is key to its long-term vitality,” said Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder, who represents North Kitsap. “That's why the completion of the Complete Streets study and input into the annual Transportation Improvement Program update are vital to the county and community moving forward."

Kitsap County Public Works staff and consultants will share the latest draft of the Kingston Complete Streets report, including a brief overview of the plan and process, and discuss in greater details specific recommendations for street improvements and proposed project priorities. The plan reflects previous public input solicited in spring and fall of 2015. Complete Streets is a comprehensive transportation policy incorporating multimodal streets, parking, economic development and urban redevelopment. More information on Complete Streets, including the draft report, is available at www.kitsapgov.com/boards/CAC/kingston/kcac.htm.

Road project suggestions to improve local transportation routes are being accepted through the county’s annual six-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is used to identify and prioritize road improvement projects and funding sources. Public Works staff will review the program and submittal process at the KCAC meeting.

This year’s selection process determines projects to include in the 2017-2022 TIP. Project ideas will be scored and ranked using criteria that considers safety, capacity and non-motorized needs, environmental impacts and funding availability. For more information on the TIP, submitting project ideas and other related public meetings, go to:www.kitsapgov.com/pw/sixyear_tip.htm ..

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Last Updated:  March 28, 2016