Expect big backups during weekend lane closures on SR 303 Warren Avenue Bridge in Bremerton

Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction over three weekends

BREMERTON – Travelers who use the State Route 303 Warren Avenue Bridge in Bremerton will want to plan for possible miles long backups over three separate weekends in July.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce the bridge to one lane in each direction during the following dates and times for bridge repair and preservation work:

  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 11
  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 15 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 18
  • 8 p.m. Friday, July 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 25

WSDOT traffic engineers anticipate miles-long backups in both directions. Because of this, people who must use the Warren Avenue Bridge are highly encouraged to:

  • Only travel if necessary and avoid discretionary trips.
  • Travel earlier in the day or later in the evening when traffic volumes are lower.
  • Use transit, carpool, vanpool or work from home or remote office locations if possible.

Each weekend of work may be rescheduled on short notice due to weather. If the schedule changes, weekend closures would be moved to the next favorable weather weekend. Updated information is available via the WSDOT app and travel center map. WSDOT also provides email alerts for this project and other major roadwork in Kitsap County.

What’s happening?

The work is part of a WSDOT project to help repair and preserve bridges on state highways. Crews will remove and replace damaged areas of the roadway surface. There may be times where it appears there is little work activity. This is due to the time needed for new concrete time to harden.

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