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One Lane with Flaggers in Your Future

The City of Bainbridge Island has just released its list of Island roads that will be getting the one-lane-with-flagger treatment in the next few weeks. Add these roads to your list of the roads getting asphalt spot fixes, which you can read about here.  Curb and gutter work courtesy of PHC Construction will run from May 14 to…

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Paving

You’re About to Be Paved: Island Asphalt Projects Coming Your Way

The City of Bainbridge Island is about to begin asphalt repairs to a long list of roads. Starting May 18 and running until June 2, expect delays around the Island, with roads temporarily reduced to one lane with flaggers. Chris Munter, an Engineer with the COBI Public Works Department, said that this round of work will…

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Agate Pass Bridge

UPDATED: Agate Pass Bridge Getting Fixed at End of Month—Expect Lane Closures

This post was updated at 4:06 p.m. on May 12 to reflect a new work schedule provided by WSDOT. The damage caused by last weekend’s trailer accident on the Agate Pass Bridge is scheduled to be fixed Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31. WSDOT is warning people to expect delays while crews replace the damaged portions of the pedestrian…

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Agate Pass Bridge damage by WSDOT

Agate Pass Bridge Damaged by Truck Trailer

[Updated at 3 p.m., May 6, 2015. See below in boldface.] The Agate Pass Bridge, which WSDOT crews spent the month of February cleaning by hand and inspecting, is now damaged. An accident yesterday, May 5, left parts of two sides of the bridge, specifically the protective grilles, broken and bent. The damage was caused by…

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Letter from the Editor: Dude, Share the Road

As our Island population increases, as the number of commuters passing through Highway 305 between Seattle and the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas increases, and as many of us look for sustainable commuting alternatives, we need to remind ourselves that we share the road. We are not Seattle, or Chicago, or Los Angeles, or Bellevue. We…

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Traffic Emphasis Hits Bainbridge This Afternoon

You may be seeing a lot of patrol cars on Bainbridge today, April 20. That’s because the Bainbridge Island Police, the Washington State Patrol, and the Bremerton Police are collaborating to target speeders and distracted drivers on the Island between noon and 4 p.m. Target Zero Manager Marsha Masters of the Washington State Patrol explained…

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Flagger

Downtown Road Closures This Week

Getting around downtown will be a little trickier this week because of some projects requiring lane closures on some key downtown arteries. Wyatt Way Between Gideon/Grow and Madison, Wyatt Way will be reduced to one lane with flaggers starting tomorrow, April 14, through the 15th. Verizon will be conducting some overhead line work. Also on Wyatt Way, PHC…

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shoulder work

Shoulders Not Broad Enough? City Pads 305 Near Vineyard Lane

Expect some slowdowns on 305 near Vineyard Lane between High School and Winslow Way this week as workers expand the shoulder. At times the road will be restricted to one lane with flaggers. Seattle’s Lakeside Industries was awarded the City contract for the shoulder work, which should happen between about 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily…

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Despacio

Traffic Inconven- iences in Your Future

All the good weather means it’s time for some road work. So buckle up and get ready to wait. High School Road at Lovell will be reduced to one lane with flaggers from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. Comcast will be working on overhead utility lines and pulling through conduit wire. Baker Hill Road between…

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Bainbridge ferry traffic

Poll: How Should Money for SR 305 Improve- ments Be Used?

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall A state transportation bill that recently passed in the Senate is now being examined in the House. If it passes, as much as $33 million could be allocated for “safety improvements” to State Route 305. Just what “safety improvements” would be made is ultimately up to the Washington State Department of…

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Agate Pass bridge cleaning

State Transport- ation Package Passes Senate: What It Means for 305

With a vote Friday (February 27) in the State Senate, the $15 billion State Transportation bill, including $33 million earmarked for Highway 305 improvements, took another big step toward passage. Now the bill will go to the House. If it’s voted into law, what will the bill mean for Highway 305 and Bainbridge Island? No one seems to know. Coucilmembers…

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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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traffic on 305

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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