Safety improvements to State Route 302 are scheduled to begin this summer.

The Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC) and WSDOT have worked together the past two years to provide much needed safety improvements to the SR-302 corridor.

If you have been through the SR-302/118th intersection area lately, you likely noticed the utility relocation work that has been in progress. This was the last step needed to clear the way for project construction at the intersection.

Crews will make several safety improvements through the corridor, including widening to add left turn lanes on each side of 118th Avenue intersection, a new entrance to the Ravensara coffee shop and Serenity Salon near that intersection, and there will be hazard-tree removal and construction of emergency pull-outs.

Near the Purdy Spit, repairing the slope erosion and potholes in the curves are planned. Those repairs will require a complete closure of SR-302 during night hours, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The work is currently scheduled to occur in late July or early August. While the work is under way, traffic will be detoured around the closure via Purdy Drive NW, S.E. Pine Road and 94th Avenue NW.

WSDOT will provide weekly construction updates at