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 City has selected the engineering firm Parametrix to design the project. Survey of the project area is complete. Survey Work included gathering data, over the course of several weeks, along Harlow Drive from Kitsap Way to Osprey Circle, at Kitsap Lake Elementary, and for a few drainage courses near the project area. The next steps are to test the soil on the shoulders of Harlow for infiltration ability, determine the encroachments for the proposed placement of the sidewalk, and begin the design layout process. The first public meeting will be the evening of June 5, 2018, information below, with a second meeting to come in the late fall/early winter. 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.

The next public meeting will be a project specific meeting and is planned for 6 pm – 8 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Kitsap Lake Elementary School Gym/Commons Room. Signage will be posted at the school to direct visitors to the event. City Staff will present the project proposal at 6 pm and again at 7 pm to allow more flexibility for citizens to see the presentation. Public comments will be accepted at this meeting or feel free to email the Project Engineer.