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Road project discussions tabled

On Tuesday night the Port Orchard City Council was set to discuss the Tremont widening and roundabout construction following concerns presented by emergency response officials, but early in the meeting the discussion was tabled until the next study session, scheduled for May 20.

Mayor Lary Coppola said the issue was tabled to verify the accuracy of cost estimations.

“We had some questions about the numbers that were presented and we just wanted to verify their accuracy,” Coppola said. “We just wanted to make sure the costs were being attributed correctly.”

Port Orchard Police Chief Al Townsend and South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Chief Wayne Senter gave presentations on roundabouts, concerned that the traffic system could cause backups or pedestrian issues of not handled appropriate.

Senter advocated for signalized intersections.

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