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.
SCJ Alliance was given notice to proceed on the design in April. Preliminary design is expected by the end of 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.
Currently, SCJ Alliance’s team is conducting geotechnical investigations which will determine the quality of the road bed underneath the concrete. Over the next several weeks staff and technicians may be on site performing tests in the roadway. Traffic control, such as flaggers, will be in place for the technicians, but impact to traffic will be minimal and very temporary.
Public information meetings will be scheduled later in the year. To be informed as to when the meetings are scheduled please sign up for the Lebo Boulevard Project Email List, or check the project website.