Sportsman Club & New Brooklyn Intersection Improvements
The Sportsman Club New Brooklyn Intersection Improvements project will address traffic congestion and enhance facilities for those who walk and bike in the vicinity.
- September 2022 - The project was completed.
- As of July 21 - Construction at the Sportsman/New Brooklyn intersection is still on schedule with the focus this week on the installation of storm drainage components. The storm drainage work and the retaining wall work is expected to be completed next week; at which time the contractor will begin prepping the sub-grade for new concrete curbs.
- As of July 15 - Construction continued at the Sportsman and New Brooklyn intersection this week, where the modular block walls on the north side are almost complete. The walls will facilitate the construction of sidewalks on the northern corners of the intersection. Over the next two weeks, the contractor will be focused on installation of new drainage structures and piping.
- Week of July 4 - Construction resumed on the Sportsman/New Brooklyn intersection project after the July 4th holiday. New Brooklyn Road is closed in both directions between Sportsman and Grizdale, with all other legs of the intersection open to alternating traffic with flaggers. Work this week includes clearing, grubbing and demolition in the shoulder areas and the traffic island, and prepping for block retaining walls. Next week the block retaining wall construction will begin along with the installation of new stormwater structures and piping.
- June 22 thru August 31 - To avoid impacts during the school year, the contractor will now have the full summer to accomplish the reconfiguration of lanes, addition of sidewalks and approaching roadway shoulders, which are all scheduled to be completed prior to school reconvening in early September. The project will increase safety for school students, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized users crossing at this junction.
March 8, 2022 - City Council Construction Award.
Spring 2022 Update - The Sportsman Club New Brooklyn Intersection Improvements project is expected to start construction in late June and be completed by early fall. The planned work will proceed when school is out of session. Any future traffic impacts and/or delays or detours will be posted on the City’s Traffic Notification page.
Some of the features in the new proposed design will include:
- All corners of the intersection feature an 8-foot wide, paved multi-use path/sidewalk that can be used by pedestrians and bicyclists. The existing asphalt shoulder is removed and replaced with sidewalk, curb and gutter. This provides a physical edge to the roadway that positively contributes to traffic calming effects of the revised intersection;
- The multi-use path/sidewalk is extended on the east leg of New Brooklyn Road to the intersection with Northtown Drive (including a vegetated buffer), and on the north leg of Sportsman Club Drive to the intersection with the Woodward School driveway;
- Crosswalks are narrowed on each leg of the intersection, and a raised crossing is provided on the channelized right turn lane. This provides improved visibility and priority of the pedestrian and bicycle movement across the lane;
- Pavement is narrowed from 12 to 10 feet wide on all legs to calm traffic as vehicles approach the intersection. The plan is to provide 5-foot-wide shoulders within 500 feet of the intersection in every direction on both sides of the road;
- Wide curb ramps are provided at the channelized right turn lane crossing, the connection to the Woodward Middle School trail, and the existing sidewalk/trail junction in the southeast corner of the intersection;
- Previously proposed lighting improvements, landscaping and an opportunity for public art will add to the safety and aesthetics of the intersection.
The planning phase is 100% complete.
March 2018: Kitsap County Grant Acceptance
The revised project is anticipated to cost $650,000. The federal grant authorities have confirmed that the project is eligible for $400,000 in grant funds for construction, with the City providing matching funds of $250,000. If the project moves forward, the City Council would need to increase the current budget for the project, which includes $123,000 of unspent City funds, by an additional $127,000 to meet the required matching funds. If the project does not move forward, the City will need to repay $155,000 in grant funds that were used for design.
Previously, the total project cost, which included a roundabout design, was estimated to be $2.3 million. The City has $860,000 in federal grant funds and $360,000 in City funds in the approved budget. The previous design would have required an additional $1.1 million of City funds to complete.
City staff has revised plans for the Sportsman Club-New Brooklyn intersection improvement project to include safety improvements for people walking and bicycling and will present the new project scope during the May 19 City Council meeting. Read an updated memo here.
The construction contract was approved by City Council in March 2022.
General project information
- Project Factsheet: Read the February 2020 Factsheet for a quick overview of the project (based on previous design).
- Project FAQs: Questions about the project? Read our February 2020 FAQ document (based on previous design)
- Project Update – Memo: Read a May 12, 2020 memo with an update on the revised project scope.
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