This week, the rubbelization work was completed Tuesday evening. We had some additional minor issues with the water main, but now that the rubbelization work is complete, we think the water line will be fine. The rubbelization worked very well and we believe the new road bed will have a great base utilizing the old concrete. Although we will be bringing in additional road bed material, the rubbelization process saved a lot of time and money on the project, as well as leaving a much smaller carbon footprint because the old material did not need to be hauled out, and also that material which remained in place means that 6” of new base material did not have to be hauled in. Work will now focus on installation of the new drainage system; wire utility relocation including cable services, and sidewalk construction. You have probably noticed that the old sidewalks are already coming out on the east side of the project – that’s where the sidewalk work will begin. We are coming up on a warm, dry weekend and our Contractor, Johansen Excavating, has been keeping a good amount of water on the project for dust control and will continue doing that through the weekend.
We very much 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.