Sportsman Club & New Brooklyn Intersection Improvements
The City is considering improvements at the Sportsman Club-New Brooklyn intersection that address the traffic congestion and enhance facilities for those who walk and bike in the vicinity.
- As of May 2020, City staff has revised plans for the Sportsman Club-New Brooklyn intersection improvement project to include safety improvements for people walking and bicycling and removes previous plans for a roundabout. Staff will present the new project scope during the May 19 City Council meeting.
- Previously, staff proposed a project design with a roundabout that would also include sidewalks, bicycle lanes and extensions of separated paths. During the March 3 study session, the City Council expressed that they were not in favor of pursuing a roundabout project at the intersection, in part, due to the timing for project design that was occurring ahead of the City’s Sustainable Transportation Plan effort. The Council asked staff to investigate the potential for extending the federal grant deadline, in order to consider whether to pursue smaller scale non-motorized improvements at the intersection.
- In late April, the granting authorities agreed to a grant timeline extension for construction in 2021, and the requested scope revision. Read an updated memo here.
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.
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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.
Proposed construction - 2021.
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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