May 29, 2020
An upcoming open house on two projects will provide an opportunity for community input.

October 1, 2019
An overview of roadwork projects on the Key Peninsula.

June 1, 2018
KP transportation projects underway by the Department of Planning and Public Works.

October 1, 2017
Road crews were a common summer sight on the Key Peninsula, part of many projects underway or being planned.

May 31, 2017
Peninsula Light Co. has been busy along the KP Highway, reducing traffic to a single lane on weekdays in three different locations and stopping cars for a few minutes each way.

March 31, 2017
The Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC) officially opened the doors of its new Key Center office in early March.

March 2, 2017
Recent surface repairs to the Purdy Bridge didn’t work.

January 1, 2017
On Nov. 17, more than 50 people met at Key Peninsula Community Services in Home to discuss transportation needs on the KP.

September 28, 2016
The state Legislature has authorized $4.65 billion (yes, that’s billion), including $1.6 billion from the latest gas tax increase, for the SR-520 bridge replacement project across Lake Washington.

September 28, 2016
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.

July 30, 2016
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plans to install a pedestrian activated Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) to improve pedestrian safety at the crosswalk on SR-302 and 97th Avenue NW this summer, according to Rep. Jesse Young (R-26th).

May 28, 2016
Drivers have grown accustomed to road construction signs just north of the Longbranch Marina.

February 4, 2016
Transportation For America has selected Pierce County council member Derek Young to participate in the 2016 Transportation Leadership Academy.

March 30, 2015
Key Peninsula resident and community activist George Windsor has focused on the traffic problem at the intersection in Purdy.

December 31, 2014
For many seniors, The Mustard Seed Project and Key Peninsula Community Services have some great options for transportation.

December 31, 2014
In our almost-island setting, 23 miles long and with countless winding back roads, how do Key Peninsula residents get around without a car?

December 4, 2014
Apparently many drivers, including many on the Key Peninsula, either don’t know –– or don’t care –– what blinking read lights and the “stop paddle” on a school bus mean.

September 3, 2014
The construction work on State Route 302 started Aug. 18.

June 28, 2014
Safety improvements to State Route 302 are scheduled to begin this summer.

February 1, 2014
A lot of heavy equipment is moving dirt and trees at the Lake Kathryn Shopping Center.

January 2, 2014
It’s "safety first” in Peninsula School District’s transportation department.

August 1, 2013
Long-time Key Peninsula resident Edie Morgan has known for many years that transportation –– or lack thereof –– is a huge issue on the Key Peninsula.

May 29, 2013
Dayl Minch got tired of seeing trash building up on the roadside.

February 28, 2013
A recent accident near the Wauna curves brought out road crews for shoulder repairs and gave drivers a glimpse of major roadwork slated for Key Peninsula’s highway in 2014.

February 12, 2013
The Key Peninsula Community Council has created a transportation subcommittee that will look at transportation alternatives for Key Pen residents.

January 31, 2013
When the Hetterscheidt brothers, Chris, 34, and Nick, 27, moved to the Key Peninsula from Las Vegas a few years ago, their dream was to open a disc golf shop.

October 1, 2009
Kids on the Key Peninsula could soon have transportation to the new Boys and Girls Club facility in Gig Harbor.

August 1, 2009
The road between 92nd Street KPN and the Key Peninsula Civic Center will be closed to traffic beginning Aug. 10 through April 2010.

June 1, 2009
Residents and business owners gathered for the council-sponsored forum on May 13 to discuss the fully functioning traffic signal project proposed for the intersection in Key Center.

March 1, 2009
Washington State Department of Transportation has narrowed the locations where the new SR302 will join SR 16 down to three possibilities.

February 1, 2009
Skeptics and interested parties alike gathered at the Key Peninsula Civic Center for a Washington State Department of Transportation SR 302 Corridor Study Scoping Open House on Jan. 12.

February 1, 2009
SR302 suggestions.

January 1, 2009
Will Key Center’s main thoroughfare become a four-lane highway?

November 1, 2008
Some of the work planned for Burnham Drive/Borgen Boulevard interchange in Gig Harbor is directly connected to the Key Peninsula.

August 1, 2008
The future of the historic Purdy Bridge is unknown.

July 1, 2008
Key Peninsula volunteers are motivated by community pride and the desire to keep our scenic highways beautiful, environmentally safe and free of litter.

June 1, 2008
Anyone commuting to the Key Peninsula during the evening rush hour is familiar with the long backup at the State Route 16 Purdy exit.

January 1, 2008
The Mustard Seed's community van and volunteer driver program to fill transportation gaps on the KP.

November 1, 2007
John Donahue, SR 302 Project Manager, invited KP resident involvement in exploring traffic solutions.

September 1, 2007
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) began the first phase of its $5 million environmental study of State Route 302 in July.

July 1, 2007

June 1, 2007
The Key Peninsula has a high number of alcohol-related auto collisions:

April 1, 2007
In a near deadly car versus ambulance collision in the early morning hours of March 11, two EMT volunteers from Key Peninsula’s Fire District 16 and a staff paramedic were injured while transporting a Lakebay resident to a hospital.

September 1, 2006
A newly created Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula unit of the League of Women Voters will study the topic of safety and congestion in Purdy.

July 1, 2006
The progress on a new traffic light near Lake Kathryn Village is developer-driven and financed as a requirement for future development in the area but the light will be owned and operated by the state.

February 1, 2006
The Key Peninsula Community Planning Board looks at the big picture of local transportation.

January 1, 2006
After two hit-and-run accidents damage Serenity Salon on 118th Street, the property owner tries to get help from transportation officials.

January 1, 2006
The KP News editor is recognized with a media awareness award by the Pierce County Traffic Safety and DUI Task Force.

June 1, 2005
The Legislature’s $8.5 billion transportation package includes funds for State Route 302—but Key Pen residents should read all the fine print before giving it the thumbs up.

January 1, 2005
A look at Key Peninsula’s major events in 2004, and a sneak peak at what’s coming in 2005.

January 1, 2005
This March, traffic meters will be installed at five State Route 16 eastbound on-ramps with the goal of improving traffic flow during peak hours.

October 1, 2004
As part of our paper’s effort to provide our readers with information they need to make informed decisions, KP News wrote to the candidates for the 26th Legislative District and asked them to address issues that pertained to the Key Peninsula.

September 1, 2004
Bus Plus started service on the Key Peninsula about a year ago, and Pierce Transit says the response is great while the service is poised to grow with increased future demand.

August 1, 2004
Traffic was slow around Victor in July, but the delays were worth it: Crews were doing much-needed work on State Route 302.

July 1, 2004
Department of Transportation Regional Director Randy Haim, Washington State Historical Society’s Heritage Resource Center Director Garry Schalliol, Sen. Bob Oke, and Rep. Pat Lantz attended the third Wauna town meeting that focused on traffic and safety issues as well as the restoration of the old Wauna Post Office building.

May 1, 2004
Residents speak out at a meeting with elected representatives discussing the situation of State Route 302.

April 1, 2004
Part 2 of the 2-part story looks at a proposed plan to fix State Route 302 problems.

March 1, 2004
Although State Route 302 has long been known as a dangerous road, and despite residents’ complaints, it’s considered a low priority on a statewide list of improvements. In a two-part series beginning this month, find out why and what you can do about it.