SR 19 Rhody Drive Ped-Bike Improvements - North Segment
This project is part of the Tri-Area Active Transportation Network included in the Jefferson County Parks, Recreation, Trails, Open Space Comprehensive Plan adopted in October 2023. Jefferson County Public Works was awarded a Washington State Department of Transportation, federal “Transportation Alternatives” program (TAP) grant for pedestrian and bicycle improvements. The objective of the TAP program is to improve the transportation system by enhancing safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists.
This project begins at the state highway SR19 (Rhody Drive) / Fern Way intersection at milepost 9.60 and runs along the north-bound SR 19 shoulder, through H.J. Carroll Park, and ends at the existing perimeter trail within the park, which connects to the Rick Tollefson Memorial Trail. The beginning of this project connects to Public Work’s 2015 “Safe Routes to School SR 19 & West Valley Road” project (near the Grange building and the Chimacum Schools campus); that project will be connected to another future pedestrian-bicycle project the “SR 19 Rhody Drive Pedestrian-Bike Improvements – South Segment project which is currently in the preliminary engineering phase.
This project will provide the Chimacum and Port Hadlock community, Chimacum School students, and Jefferson County Park users with an 8’ wide ADA-compliant asphalt paved multi-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists adjacent to the north-bound SR 19 shoulder, a 5’ wide stormwater swale, an 8’ wide compacted crushed-rock multi-use path within H.J. Carroll park, a raised crosswalk across H.J. Carroll Park Road, and lane re-striping on SR 19 and H.J. Carroll Park Road. The total project cost estimate is $609,896. This project is currently in the engineering and permitting phase; construction is tentatively scheduled for 2025.