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Comprehensive Plan Review and Update: Transportation Element

Overview of the Transportation Element Update

Island County Planning and Community Development is in the process of reviewing and updating the Island County Comprehensive Plan.  One component of the Comprehensive Plan is the Transportation Element.  Island County Public Works is the lead for the update to the Transportation Element.   

The Comprehensive Plan expresses the vision and goals of Island County, and serves as the policy document which will shape growth and development over the next 20 years.  We welcome and encourage public participation throughout this process.  Please contact us if you would like to receive email notification about important meetings or events during the Transportation Element update.

Scope of Work:

There are three components to the Transportation Element Update:

        1. An update to the County's Transportation Element
        2. An update to the Freeland sub-area's Transportation Element
        3. An update to the Skagit/Island Regional Transportation Model

Island County has selected a consultant team from Transpo Group and BERK to assist with this work.  The document outlining the scope of work is available here.

Project Schedule:

The update to the Transportation Element began in fall 2013.  The work is expected to be completed by May 2015. 

Please click here to see the project schedule (updated October 23, 2014)


A list of the questions you've asked us so far, and our responses to them, is available here

The success of the Transportation Element update depends on effective engagement.  This includes collaboration and communication between local agencies and Island County residents.  The primary forums for agency coordination are the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings and land use workshops with local agency planners.  The primary forum for public engagement will be through public open houses/workshops.

The full version of the Engagement Plan is available here.

Project Materials:

Relevant documents, slide shows and other materials will be posted below when available:


Questions,Comments and Suggestions:

We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions about the Transportation Element update.  Answers to the questions we receive are posted towards the top of this web page. 

Please submit your questions and comments by email at d.cox@co.island.wa.us  or mail your comments using this form.

Island County Courthouse Annex
6th and Main Streets
Coupeville, Washington

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239-5000

Tel: (360) 678-5111

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FAX: (360) 678-4550