Belfair Bypass schedule takes shape

Groundbreaking expected late 2026, early 2027


November 16, 2023

June Williams/SMCJ

35th Legislative District Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, listens to a resident during a town hall meeting on the state Route 3 Freight Corridor, formerly known as the Belfair Bypass, on Nov. 9 at The HUB Center for Seniors in Belfair.

It's been a long time coming.

Construction of the Belfair Bypass, officially known as the Highway 3 Freight Corridor, is set to start in 2026 and should be finished by 2028, state Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, told a standing-room-only crowd at a town hall meeting in Belfair on Nov. 9.

The 6-mile corridor will provide an alternative for highway users to travel around, and not through, Belfair.

More than 300 people packed into The HUB's auditorium to hear an update and ask questions about the construction project, according to HUB staff.

"This issue has been around longer than some of us h...

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