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Safe Routes to School Safety Improvements: NW 65th St and 18th Ave NW

Last Updated: September 12, 2014

Project Update

The project recently reached 100 percent design and is experiencing some schedule delays associated with contracting. The project team is working to move this project forward, anticipates construction will start as early as November and will provide a schedule update as soon as one is available.

You are encouraged to sign up for email updates about the project by contacting Maribel Cruz at 206-684-7963 or

Project Description

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The Seattle Department of Transportation is planning to make it safer and easier for kids, neighbors and families to walk in your neighborhood. SDOT is planning to construct safety improvements in 2014 in front of Salmon Bay School, at the intersection of NW 65th Street and 18th Avenue NW.
These changes will improve safety for everyone who uses the street. Project elements include:

  • Curb bulbs to shorten the distance for pedestrians crossing the street
  • New curb ramps to make the sidewalk more accessible to people with disabilities as well as people with strollers and kids on bikes
  • Crosswalks will be marked for pedestrians at each corner

Project Benefits

The goal of these pedestrian safety improvements is to help make it safer and more comfortable for kids and families to walk and bike to school. The work includes:

  • Sidewalk repair along the walking route to and from Salmon Bay School
  • Curb ramps to improve access
  • Curb bulbs to shorten the pedestrian crossings and make pedestrians more visible to drivers


This work is funded by Seattle’s Safe Routes to School program.


These improvements reached 100 percent design in July 2014. The project team expects to move to construction as early as November 2014. Construction will be complete in early 2015.

More information

Public Information Officer
Maribel Cruz

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