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Senate Committee Approves $33M for ‘Safety Improvements’ to Highway 305

On Wednesday, the State Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation including eleven bills that would fund $15 billion worth of transportation projects throughout the state. Among the proposed funding is $33 million for “SR 305 Construction – Safety Improvements.” The funding is not certain yet—the package must be moved to the Senate floor via action of the Rules…

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Agate Pass Bridge by Doug Kerr

Agate Pass Bridge Cleaning Work Will Mean 21 Days of Lane Closures

The good news is the Agate Pass Bridge will be clean for the first time since 1991. The bad news is that, for that to happen, the drivers and passengers of the 22,000 vehicles using the bridge daily are going to get 21 days of daytime one-lane travel on the bridge in February. The closures will…

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Colman Dock

Big Changes Coming to Colman Dock Access Next Week (Blame It on Bertha)

The Washington State Department of Transportation is changing things up again at Colman Dock. This next configuration goes into effect starting January 12 and should last until May. The reason for the change is that crews working to replace the Elliott Bay Seawall and build the SR 99 tunnel need access to the roadway along…

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parking on Winslow Way

City Rolls out Parking Changes for Winslow

In response to a petition from approximately 60 Winslow Business Owners and chronic parking overflow in the police station lot, the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) is modifying its parking policies on a stretch of Winslow Way and creating additional leased parking downtown. Concerned business owners pointed out that Winslow employees and commuters have been taking…

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flat tire by Gavin St. Ours

Developer’s Road Work on High School at Ace Creates Road Hazard

On Saturday, November 21, at about 4:47 in the afternoon, a woman was driving on High School Road. As she passed the Ace Hardware, her tire was flattened by a rut in the road. Her husband called the Bainbridge police to report it and explain that recent construction work had caused the roadway to be…

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cat in Dark by Zorba the Geek

Letter from the Editor: Night Visibility Is an Increasing Community Problem

It’s that time of year when the days are short, darkness comes early, and cloudy foggy weather further obscures visibility. In less than a month at Inside Bainbridge we have reported on two cases of vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents in Winslow due to poor visibility. One involved a pickup truck hitting a man in a…

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Agate Pass Bridge by Doug Kerr

Senator Rolfes Weighs in on the County’s Wish List for Highway 305 and the Bridge

After the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council’s West Sound Alliance issued an October 21 update to its transportation proposal to the State Legislature, Islanders have been talking about Highway 305 and its future. The proposal, which is a wish list of sorts for Kitsap-focused transportation funding from the State, requests $15 million within the next six years for…

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Council Paves the Way for 305 Expansion/ Bridge Rebuild

The Bainbridge City Council has not fast-tracked a plan to expand 305 and rebuild the Agate Pass Bridge without the community getting to weigh in on the matter. But the Council has given the go-ahead to a countywide lobbying effort to get the state legislature, among other things, to focus on Bainbridge transportation needs and…

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305 accident

Rush-Hour Injury Collisions This Morning Back up Highway 305 and New Brooklyn

Two collisions during morning rush hour delayed commuters and left victims hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. A collision on Highway 305 and Reitan Road at approximately 8 a.m. slowed traffic to a near standstill and then to one lane for over an hour. A car turning left heading southbound from Reitan Road onto Highway 305 collided…

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tree across highway 305 by Marty Houck

Tree Topples Across Highway 305 Halloween Evening

Last night, as Halloween revelers were about, a large tree fell across Highway 305 between Sportsman Club Road and Koura Road at about 8 p.m. The tree blocked the northbound lane. A cyclist and two people in cars stopped to direct traffic, which included a heavy off-loading from the ferry, until Bainbridge police and firefighters arrived. The cyclist…

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traffic on 305

UPDATE—Traffic Advisory: Power Outage Cuts Stoplights Along Highway 305

Updated at 3:26 p.m.: Power has been restored to most of the Island, and stoplights on Highway 305 are functioning normally. ____ A large power outage today at 1:59 p.m. east of Highway 305 cut the stoplights along the highway at Day Road and Sportsman Club Road. Power is currently out at those intersections, leaving them functioning…

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305 bike lane work by Don Willott

Construction on Highway 305 Part of Roads Safety Improvement Plan

Wondering what the ruckus is about on Highway 305 between Winslow Way and High School Road? The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) is currently widening the east shoulder and adding a bike lane along what has long been a dangerously narrow section of the highway. The bike lane extends from Vineyard Lane 600 yards north. The…

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Update: Road Alert—Fallen Power Line and Big Stuck Truck Close Arrow Point Drive

Update: As of 5:05 p.m. the roadway was cleared. ___________ This afternoon, September 26, at approximately 3:55 Bainbridge Island firefighters responded to a fallen power line across Arrow Point Drive at the bottom of the hill between Miller Road and the turn leading to Battle Point Park. They closed the road to wait for Puget Sound…

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ferry mailbox

Letter to the Editor: A Simple Solution to Chronic Traffic Delays on 305

The other night we spent 30 minutes going a few miles on 305 from Koura Road to the casino. When we got to the casino, we saw just one car coming from Suquamish. Friends of ours who live near the Bloedel Reserve cannot get home various hours of the day. Elected officials have proposed a multi-million round-around for…

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Expect delays

Steer Clear of Madison During Overlay Paving Friday

The City of Bainbridge Island has scheduled overlay work downtown on Madison Avenue this Friday, September 12. Workers will be paving between High School Road and Wyatt Way from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The roadway will be reduced to stop-and-go one-lane traffic with flaggers. Travelers are advised to use alternate routes. Related Stories Madison Avenue…

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PSE Work on Key Power Towers Starting 9/1 at Agate Pass Could Affect Traffic

Two aging lattice steel towers that carry all of Bainbridge’s power across Agate Pass have “reached the end of their lifespans,” according to PSE Project Manager Barry Lombard. The towers were built in the 1960s and the periodic bolt replacements are no longer enough to ensure their reliability. One of the towers sits on the…

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bainbridge police

Ask a Cop: What’s with All the Traffic Stops?

This is the first article in our new series Ask a Cop. Send your questions for the Bainbridge Island Police to We’ll get your answers and post them here. Detective Aimee LaClaire is providing the answers. Dear BIPD: I have some questions about the police and the traffic stops you make. It seems like…

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flagger ahead

Madison Avenue Work Begins This Week: City Suggests You Steer Clear

The Madison Avenue Pavement Project officially starts tomorrow, August 12, between High School and Winslow Way, with the delivery of materials, according to Public Works Director Barry Loveless. But the inconvenience to drivers is not expected to begin until Thursday when some work begins on the northern half of the road and flaggers will be…

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Wednesday Speak Your Mind About Pedestrian/ Biking Upgrades to Ferry Terminal

The public is invited to City Council Chambers Wednesday night, July 30, at 7 p.m. to offer feedback on a range of proposed improvements to Olympic Drive near the ferry terminal. These improvements are designed to faciliate cycling and pedestrian traffic through the area. In October the public was invited to give guidance on how…

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Expect delays

Madison Avenue RePave and Major Traffic Interruptions Ahead

The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) has scheduled road improvements on Madison Avenue between Winslow Way and High School Road to begin August 4. A core arterial roadway, Madison will get new asphalt and overlay, as well as storm water drainage improvements and new curb ramps at the Wyatt Way intersection. COBI anticipates the work…

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