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Safe Routes to School: Greenwood Elementary School

Last Updated: October 26, 2015

Construction Updates

Construction is complete!

New curb ramps, marked crossings and rectangular rapid flashing beacons have been installed near Greenwood Elementary School, at the intersection of NW 80th St and 1st Ave NW. Check out the below photos!

Work was completed on time and within budget, beginning Monday, August 10 and finishing Friday, September 18.

Over the last few weeks, crews have been trimming trees at the intersection and seeding the southeast corner's planting strip with grass. You may have seen equipment associated with this work.


Project Summary

Parents and neighbors of Greenwood Elementary School, supported by the Ballard Neighborhood Greenways group, started this Safe Routes to School project. The project is located at the intersection of NW 80th St and 1st Ave NW. Improvements include a new curb bulb, curb ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), marked crosswalks, and rectangular rapid flashing beacons to make the crossing safer and more comfortable for families walking and biking to school. The project also supported campaigns to educate and encourage kids to safely walk and bike to school.

Project Benefits

  • Improves safety on walking and biking route to school
  • Shortens the crossing distance of NW 80th Street and 1st Avenue NW
  • Provides safety education so kids have the skills they need to safely walk and bike to school
  • Encourages more kids to walk and bike to school, which will reduce congestion at the school


Construction began Monday, August 10 and finished Friday, September 18.


A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) grant funded education and encouragement aspects of the project. Construction is partially funded by WSDOT. SDOT's local Safe Routes to School program, which is funded by the school speed zone enforcement program, covered the remaining cost.

  • Total construction cost estimate $352,000
  • WSDOT grant $100,000
  • Local funding $252,000

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