Lebo Boulevard Road Improvements

Project Status (Updated October 31, 2016)

SCJ Alliance was given notice to proceed on the Lebo Boulevard Road Improvements design in April 2016. Preliminary design was delivered in September, and final design will be completed by February 2017. The project is expected to go to bid in February 2017, and construction will take place during the 2017 construction season.

In October a public meeting was held, the presentation materials are available for download: PowerPoint Presentation - October 11, 2016 (PDF). Staff presented the preliminary roadway alignment, discussed the urban design elements, and recorded feedback from those in attendance. SCJ Alliance delivered the preliminary design and the City’s technical staff provided comments. With the public feedback, and technical comments from the City, SCJ has been directed to move the design forward towards a final design. Over the next several months City staff will be reaching out property owners on Lebo Boulevard to discuss impacts to the Right-of-Way adjacent to their properties. In addition, the final design elements will be presented at a City Council Meeting, at a date to be determined.      

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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.