Project work is moving along. The big news is that we are ready for the first lift of asphalt on the east end of the project and paving will begin the week of August 7th.
Meanwhile, the Contractor will continue preparing the west end of the project for curb, gutter and sidewalk placement. You will also soon be seeing additional work along Juniper for the sidewalk and retaining wall that will enable the sidewalk to extend to the Warren Avenue pedestrian facilities.
Also you will notice within the next couple of weeks that we will be demolishing and reconfiguring the curb/gutter in front of the Sheridan Center to install a pullout for dropping off kids and adults using the athletic facilities at the Sheridan Center. We missed this in our project design and although we don’t like to go backwards, we thought it best to get this taken care of now, while all resources are mobilized on site.
PSE is mostly complete on site, and the other wire utilities are making good progress.
The project is on schedule and it will be great to see the new surface start going down next week!
We continue to appreciate everyone’s patience as this project moves forward.
As always, please feel free to contact us any time. Our Project Manager, Rick Zimburean, Rick.Zimburean@ci.bremerton.wa.us, wants to hear from you and will make a point to meet with you at your location if you have a concern or suggestion. No issue is too small to send Rick an email or give him a call at 360-473-5334. If Rick is out of the office, please feel free to email Bremerton1@ci.bremerton.wa.us and we will connect you with one of our other staff members.
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The City of Bremerton has been awarded a Transportation Improvement Board grant from the State to reconstruct and rehabilitate Lebo Boulevard from Lower Wheaton Way to Sheridan Road. The 1.1 mile stretch was originally built in the 1950's and the old concrete panel construction creates a jolting experience for users of the road. The grant provides for a new roadway surface, new sidewalks, lighting, pedestrian improvements and landscaping. The City will also accomplish upgrades to the stormwater system and minor improvements to the water and sewer systems.
The City of Bremerton sought input from the public regarding the project at two public meeting early this year and through an online open house and comment card. With that feedback the City has developed a design scope and has hired the engineering firm SCJ Alliance to design the improvements.
The current design direction is:
Roadway cross sections developed for sections of road to maximize on street parking, see cross sections below.
Standard 6’ sidewalks and bike lanes on the inland side of the roadway.
Combined use pathways on the water side of the roadway.
New pedestrian luminaires and utility poles will be located at the back of walk.
Regulatory speed information is proposed as MMA markings on the street at 750’ intervals.
No parking signs (as needed) will located at back of walk.
Bulb outs for traffic calming have been included at the intersections. This provides a location to place Stop signs/street name and recreational/wayfinding information out of the shared use space.