While attending the Key Peninsula Business Association meetings, Port Orchard Councilwoman Bek Ashby has asked multiple times for someone to represent the Key Peninsula at the Westsound Alliance Group meetings to discuss state highway projects in our region. The Westsound Alliance includes representatives from Pierce, Kitsap and Mason counties, and the cities of Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Kingston, Port Orchard and Gig Harbor. Their purpose is to collaborate to achieve funding for local projects.
I have attended the last two meetings to voice concerns about SR-302. Most of you know SR-302 has been subject to study after study to determine where to relocate it to better connect SR-16 with SR-3 in Mason County. I have my opinions about this critical issue, but I am seeking your input in an effort to represent the desires of the community, not just the fire chief.
Moving SR-302 into Kitsap County will do nothing to improve the daily traffic issues along the Purdy Spit. If you have an opinion, please share it with me or your KP Community Council members.
Guy R. Allen