East 11th and Perry Avenue Complete Streets Improvement Project
Project Status (January 6, 2020)
HWA Geosciences Inc. will be performing initial soil explorations during the second week of January. Work will take place Monday, January 13 through Friday, January 17 between the hours of 9:00AM and 3:00PM.
E 11th Street Boring Locations
Soil boring will occur in the parking areas outside the drive lanes on 11th Street between Pitt Avenue and Perry Avenue. HWA will core through the asphalt and drill down to collect soil samples at 2.5-foot intervals. During sampling periods, please expect considerable increased noise. Sampling periods typically last 1-2 minutes. After completion of the borings, the parking areas will be restored.
Perry Avenue Hand Auger Locations
HWA will conduct hand augers in the grass strips adjacent to the roadway on Perry Avenue between 11th Street and 17th Street. HWA will not need to be in the roadway and the noise from this procedure is minimal. After completion of the hand augers, HWA will backfill the holes with drilling spoils and replace the sod on top.
East 11th Street and Perry Avenue are important minor arterials in East Bremerton connecting the Manette Neighborhood Center and the Perry Avenue Neighborhood Center, located at the N.E. Sheridan Road and Perry Avenue intersection. The East 11th Street portion of the project is within the "Center Core" of the Manette Neighborhood which is a commercial hub consisting of an attractive environment of small shops, restaurants and specialty businesses. This area has high pedestrian and bicycle use, is on a Kitsap Transit Bus Route and is a City of Bremerton freight route. The community has identified the following needs that are to be addressed as part of the project: aging pavement infrastructure; inadequate and substandard sidewalk and curb ramps; inadequate and undersized storm drainage infrastructure; substandard bicycle and pedestrian facilities; lack of water quality facilities; and lack of neighborhood speed control measures.
Due to the type and amount of distresses, the City's pavement management plan recommends for East 11th Street and Perry Avenue be reconstructed. Reconstruction will consist of removal and replacement of all pavement and sidewalks within the right of way with Temporary Construction Easements to enable construction of improvements. Traffic lane width will be generally reduced from 13 to 11 feet for traffic calming. Sidewalks will be widened by up to two feet over existing widths where available within in the right of way (ROW). Sharrows and 5-foot wide bicycle lanes will be provided. Bicycle lanes will be located on the uphill side of the roadway to provide a "climbing" lane. New roadways will be paved with hot mix asphalt and consideration will be provided for pavers at intersections. All intersections will be provided with ADA compliant curb ramps. Pedestrian scale street lights will be installed for increased visibility and safety. Two intersections on East 11th will be raised to promote traffic calming and enhance pedestrian walkability. Bollards will be installed at the edge of sidewalk within these intersections for pedestrian safety. Street trees with ADA compliant grates will be installed on E 11th Street to provide a boulevard feel. Low impact development standards will be utilized along East 11th Street to provide water quality. Speed feedback signs will be utilized to calm traffic.
The project will substantially upgrade East Bremerton's main arterial by fixing existing pavement and sidewalk infrastructure failures, and by providing multimodal and safety improvements. The widened ADA compliant sidewalks, pedestrian scale lighting, bicycle lanes, and sharrows will greatly enhance safety and will have a profound impact on increasing pedestrian and bicycle activity.
Total estimated cost = $5,194,000
Transportation Improvement Board Grant = $3,941,916
Department of Ecology Grant= $75,000
City Match = $1,252,000