Kitsap Lake Elementary Safe Routes to School

Project Status and Schedule (Updated June 1, 2018)

The project will be designed in 2018 and is scheduled to be constructed during summer 2019. The next steps are to complete the design and stake the improvements in the project area. Once these improvements are staked, the City will reach out to the impacted property owners to meet and discuss the impacts in front of their homes. The first public meeting was held in early June, with a second meeting tentatively scheduled for early November, more to come as we get closer. These meetings are intended to present design findings and gather input from the community. Meetings will be announced via the City’s website, City social media, and the project’s email list. Be sure to sign up for emails if you would like to stay updated on the progress of this project.     

Project Overview

In June 2017, the City received a $1,750,000 Safe Routes to School Grant to install a sidewalk along Harlow Drive from Kitsap Way to Osprey Circle. In addition to the sidewalks, lighting, school speed zone signs, and crosswalk treatments will be installed. The new sidewalk will provide a safe route for children to walk to Kitsap Lake Elementary and vastly improve the walkability of the Kitsap Lake neighborhood. 

Public Meetings

The City of Bremerton Public Works and Utilities introduced its 2018 construction program at a community meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The Kitsap Lake Safe Routes to School project was discussed.

There was a project specific meeting held Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Kitsap Lake Elementary School Gym/Commons Room. 

The next public meeting is tentatively scheduled for early November at Kitsap Lake Elementary School. There will be more about this meeting as we get closer. Additional public comments will be accepted at this meeting or feel free to email the Project Engineer.