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SR3 bypass delayed

Construction begins 2026, completion by 2028


January 5, 2023

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The state Department of Transportation intends to install two roundabouts to assist the flow of traffic from State Route 3 onto the SR3 Freight Corridor, previously known as the Belfair Bypass.

The state Department of Transportation used a blog post to update North Mason on the state Route 3 Freight Corridor project, pushing back the expected construction year to 2026 instead of 2024 as it had been projected.

According to the blog post, the Move Ahead Washington funding package included two more roundabouts for the project, which are at the intersection of state Route 3 and state Route 302 near North Mason High School. The connections of the roundabouts will allow new local roads to be built by Mason County, but adding the roundabouts means more time is needed for design and envir...

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