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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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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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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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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 contact@insidebainbridge.com. 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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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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Cyclists

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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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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Letter to the Editor: Why We Should Remove the High School/Madison Roundabout

The Bainbridge Island roundabout located at the intersection of Madison Avenue and High School Road is very popular with the locals. The picture attached to Julie Hall’s recent article, To Signal or Not to Signal? Roundabout Rules of the Road, shows it adds to the beauty of the neighborhood, and as the British say, “It keeps…

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To Signal or Not to Signal? Roundabout Rules of the Road

Do you signal when exiting the roundabout at the intersection of High School Road and Madison Avenue? If you do, as you well know, you are in the vast minority. The majority, like Alex Martin, say they never do. Martin hadn’t given it a thought until I asked him. Unscientific, anecdotal observation puts the number…

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WSDOT Mowing on 305: Expect Delays

Expect delays today, June 18, as WSDOT mows along 305 from Poulsbo south to Bainbridge. The work starts around 10 this morning and runs until about 3 p.m. WSDOT says the work may continue tomorrow, June 19, as well, also from 10-3. Photo by Drregor.

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Dangerous Fort Ward Hill Road Situation Involving Fish Farm

At Monday night’s (June 9) Bainbridge City Council meeting during the public comment section, several residents of the Fort Ward Hill Road area brought up with clear emotion their concern about the use of the road by semis bringing food to the American Gold Seafood Fish Farm off South Beach. Kathy Hanson, the Chair of…

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Smile, You’re on Candid Camera: Not Just Another Traffic Study

What’s the story with all the cameras popping up around the Island? Technically your car is what the cameras are looking at, and you don’t actually have to smile or worry about that glob of mayonnaise on your chin from the hasty bite of sandwich you took while stopped at an intersection. The cameras being…

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Police Hold up Traffic on 305? It’s the Annual Torch Run

If you notice a traffic slowdown starting at 7 a.m. today, May 29, on northbound 305, try to keep your irritation in check. It’s most likely caused by Bainbridge Island cops on a mission: They’re part of the 2014 Special Olympics Torch Run and will be launching the Kitsap leg of the statewide event by…

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Council Gets Stuck in Proposed Lynwood Center Roundabout

Barry Loveless, the City Public Works Director, had trouble getting any kind of feedback from the Council Monday night, May 19, when he reviewed intersection study findings for Lynwood Center Road in the area of Baker Hill Road. Like the idea of a roundabout, which was tossed around, the conversation seemed slow and circular. At…

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