State awards $746,708 for Bremerton's Lower Wheaton Way Street Project

The Transportation Improvement Board has authorized an additional $746,708 for Bremerton’s Lower Wheaton Way project.

The additional funding will enable the project to include sidewalks on both sides (10 feet wide on the water side); decorative and functional street lighting; intersection improvements; safe and well-marked pedestrian crossings; bike lanes, and the complete reconstruction of the intersection at Lebo Boulevard and Cherry Avenue.

This Transportation Improvement Board authorization followed a presentation last Thursday to the board by Mayor Patty Lent, City Council President Greg Wheeler, Public Works Committee Chairman and Transportation Benefit District President Dino Davis, and Public Works Director Chal Martin.

“We want to thank the members of the Transportation Improvement Board for understanding the significance and supporting the wonderful vision of this project; we want to thank our City’s Transportation Benefit District Board for its financial support, which was pivotal for obtaining this additional funding; and finally, we want to thank our citizens. Ultimately, our success in gaining this additional funding stemmed from the strong public support for this project. It will be a wonderful quality of life addition for our citizens and guests.”

The project is set for construction beginning in May.

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