Hello Sheridan neighbors and fellow Bremertonians! We wanted to follow up with an update on your new Lebo reconstruction project and provide feedback on a couple of items we have been hearing about. In general, everyone is very pleased with their new street! We have noticed increased bike and pedestrian use, and we expect even more as we move into spring. Grass is growing and in general, the new landscaping and vegetation is holding up. The painting subcontractor had some problems painting the columns under the Warren Avenue bridge, and that work still needs to be finished – likely within the next few months.
One thing several folks have mentioned is that the new street lighting could use some augmentation. We agree and we are looking for opportunities to do that, focusing on the “darker” areas where there are no intersections. One of the things we are looking at is providing more street lighting along the vicinity of the park frontage. We expect to have more lighting up and running by fall 2018.
We have heard from our Parks Department that speeding has increased, especially eastbound from Juniper to Lower Wheaton Way. We are thinking about ways to address that issue. The first is typically to request additional enforcement from our Police Department. We also have a “Your Speed Is” trailer and in addition, we have ordered several solar-powered speed signs that provide driver speed feedback and we may install one of those for eastbound traffic in the vicinity of the Sheridan Center (or the appropriate place based on our Traffic Engineering staff recommendation).
Thank you for providing feedback - please continue to do so! 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.
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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.