Belfair: Public invited to learn more about SR 3 freight corridor construction

Information available both online and at a Feb. 13 in-person open house

BELFAIR – Community members are invited to participate in an online and/or in-person open house to learn more about a proposed new corridor between Kitsap and Mason counties.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is inviting the public to share feedback about the proposed State Route 3 freight corridor. This 6-mile roadway is intended to provide a new option for people to travel around and not through Belfair. The project will improve travel times for regional through-traffic, reduce the volume of regional traffic in Belfair and help reduce the potential for collisions.

Public input is an important part of the environmental review process. The project is expected to begin construction in Spring 2026.

SR 3 freight corridor online open house information

When: Jan. 29 to Feb. 28


Details: Information about the proposed new corridor is available online 24/7 for people to visit and leave comments whenever best fits their schedule through Feb. 28.

SR 3 freight corridor in-person open house information

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13

Where: North Mason High School, 150 East North Mason School Road, Belfair, WA 98528

Details: The in-person open house will have the same information as the online open house. There is no formal presentation. Attendees are welcome to drop by anytime during the two-hour event. Project team members will be available to explain the project, answer questions and take comments.

Free WiFi access is available at these locations for people who wish to participate in the online open house:

  • North Mason Timberland Library, 23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA 98528
  • Hoodsport Timberland Library, 40 N. Schoolhouse Hill Road, Hoodsport, WA 98548
  • Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder Street, Shelton, WA 98584

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