West Sound Alliance Corridor Congestion Study
Gig Harbor, WA; Original release date of July 1st, 2015 - The Transportation Revenue Package recently adopted by the House and Senate included a high priority project with future impact for the City of Gig Harbor and area residents. A Corridor Congestion Relief Study for State Route 16 between the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and State Route 302 has been granted in the amount of $3 M. The study is aimed at developing a vision for SR16 to handle additional capacity in order to improve the corridor to handle increasing traffic. The package also included deferring sales taxed owed on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in an effort to keep toll rates lower in future years. The City of Gig Harbor would like to thank Senator Jan Angel for spearheading these projects.
For several months, the City has been actively working with a group of community leaders as part of the West Sound Alliance, a partnership among 19 jurisdictions and economic development organizations in Mason, Pierce and Kitsap counties that supports transportation improvements in the west sound region.
To learn about these grants and other future developments, please contact City Administrator Ron Williams at (253) 851-6127.