Lebo Boulevard Road Improvements

Project Status (Updated October 12, 2017)

Good News! Our project is nearing completion. The weather now becomes our time clock. With the rain and cooler temperatures arriving, we have rallied alongside our primary contractor Johansen Excavating and the paving sub-contractor Miles Paving to pull everybody together this weekend to do the final lift of HMA (hot mixed asphalt). We apologize for the late notice, but as you know the weather this time of year is constantly changing. We will be placing door notices today for all residents.

We will need all vehicles off of the newly placed asphalt so Miles can pave from one end all the way to the other, without delay. It will take our team approximately 24 to 30 hours to complete the paving.  We will start before sunrise to get set up and will pave until dark on Saturday, then again on Sunday until we are done. We recognize this will be a huge inconvenience to all of our residents, but believe that doing this ensures the completion of this project without having to suspend work until next spring, thus allowing all of you to get your lives and community back to normal. During the paving we will do our best to get local traffic in and out as soon as possible, but please expect delays of up 30 minutes to allow the paving to cool before vehicles can cross from driveways to the traffic side of the road.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we finalize the completion of this project, it is greatly appreciated!

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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Project Overview

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.