Lebo Boulevard Road Improvements

Community Meeting

Please join us on Monday, May 1, 2017 as we discuss the improvements of the upcoming Lebo Boulevard Roadway Improvement Project. Meeting will be held at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd, Bremerton from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.

Project Status (Updated April 7, 2017)

The project received a lot of interest from contractors and the City received excellent bids. Our contractor will be Johansen Excavating, Inc., out of Buckley, WA. We are looking forward to working with Johansen and they are looking forward to getting started. Preliminarily, we expect to issue a Notice to Proceed Tuesday, April 18th. We expect Johansen will mobilize on site shortly thereafter.  We will share the project schedule with everyone as it is developed.

At this point, the project is a little ahead of our initial timetable – we expect to see significant work beginning in the last two weeks of April. Johansen Excavating and the City will work hard to substantially complete the project by October (and sooner if possible).  

We will plan a public meeting, to be held at the Sheridan Center, within the next couple of weeks – we are looking at the week of April 17th. More information will be forthcoming.  

As we move into the construction phase of this beautiful project, 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.

Project Updates

The city has started a project e-mail list to provide updates for interested citizens. To receive project updates, please sign up.

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.