City New Bytes: Winslow Subarea Plan, New Justice Center Grand Opening, Road Work Updates, including new Roundabouts on 305

Open House for Winslow Subarea Plan – Nov. 9 – Join City officials Thursday Nov. 9 for an Open House to learn more about the Alternatives for the Winslow Subarea Plan. In Person

November 2023 CNB - COBI Winslow Subarea Plan image
COBI Winslow Subarea Plan image

Open House
Hosted by the Planning Commission
Thursday, November 9; 6:00-8:00 pm
City Hall 280 Madison Ave. N

Additional information about the project, previous public workshops, and documentation produced to date can be found on the project website link: Learn More about the Winslow Subarea Plan Project

Grand Opening – Ted Spearman Justice Center – Nov. 15 – The Grand Opening of the Ted Spearman Justice Center will take place on Nov. 15. The facility, located at 8804 Madison Ave N, will house the City’s Police Department, Municipal Court and Emergency Management Services.

November 2023 - BIPD Ted Spearman Justice Center image
COBI/BIPD Ted Spearman Justice Center image

The commemorative ceremony will begin at 12:00 pm with light refreshments provided. From 1-3 pm, the public can go inside the building and receive education on the different areas by volunteer docents, who will be members of the Police Staff and Bainbridge Prepares Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Leaders. We encourage everyone to come out to and celebrate the grand opening and see inside the new facility.

The community is encouraged to come out and celebrate the grand opening and experience the new facility.

12 pm – Ceremony: City Council, staff, and members of the Spearman family and larger Bainbridge Island community will speak about the facility and Judge Spearman’s legacy.

1-3 pm – Building Tours: Guests will be able to tour the building and learn about the programs and services to be provided there from volunteer docents, who will be members of City staff and Bainbridge Prepares Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Leaders.

New Crosswalk on Winslow Way – The City’s contractor, EXO Contracting, will begin construction of a crosswalk on Winslow Way at the west side of the Winslow Ravine. Work will begin the week of Nov. 6th and be conducted between the hours of 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be impacted and directed around the work area. Please use alternate routes to avoid delays.

SR 305 Safety Improvements including new Roundabouts – The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will begin construction the week of Nov. 6 on two single lane roundabouts on Bainbridge Island at the intersections of SR 305 and Northeast West Port Madison, and SR 305 and Northeast Adas Will Lane.

November 2023 - Roundabout image courtesy of COBI and WSDOT
Roundabout image courtesy of COBI and WSDOT

Included in the construction is the installation of a right in/right out intersection at Agatewood Road Northeast to reduce the potential for collisions.

A short stretch of Seabold Road between SR305 and Komedal Road will be closed for the duration of the project and will require detours. According to city officials, ongoing coordination with BISD and Kitsap Transit will work to resolve conflicts with scheduled transit/bus routes. Overnight work has been proposed and a noise variance permit has been granted for work outside of normal working hours. Exact days and times remain to be determined.

Travelers should stay alert, expect delays and be patient as WSDOT contractor crews work to install these improvements designed to strategically increase safety and decrease the risk of serious accidents. Work is projected to last 14 months with an anticipated completion goal of December 2024. For more information, visit:  WSDOT Project Page

November 2023 - Yeomalt Stormwater Drainage Project image courtesy of COBI
Yeomalt Stormwater Drainage Project image courtesy of COBI

Yeomalt Stormwater Drainage Project – Construction is continuing on the Yeomalt neighborhood drainage improvements. The project includes the placement of new storm drainpipes, ditch enhancements and roadway paving along Yeomalt Point Drive, Madrona Drive NE, and Dingly Drive NE. A majority of the new storm drainage structures and piping have been installed, and grading is expected to begin next week in preparation for paving in mid-November. Weather permitting, the project should be completed by the end of the November. For more information, visit: Yeomalt Drainage Project Page

*Images and information courtesy of the City of Bainbridge Island

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