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

Last Updated: October 27, 2014

Construction Update

As soon as November 10, SDOT will begin construction of pedestrian safety improvements near Salmon Bay School. This project will build curb extensions and curb ramps at all corners of the intersection of NW 65th Street and 18th Avenue NW. The area is expected to be under construction for approximately four weeks.

During construction you can expect:

  • Lane restrictions on NW 65th Street
  • Traffic restrictions on 18th Avenue NW including southbound travel only and no right turns from NW 65th Street to 18th Avenue NW
  • Parking and driveway restrictions near the work area
  • Construction during normal work hours, between 7 AM and 6 PM
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with concrete removal and paving

You are encouraged to sign up for email updates about the project by contacting the construction communications team at 206-615-1075 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 will move to construction as early as November 2014. Construction will be complete in early 2015.

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More information

Questions about construction? Contact the project’s Construction Communications Officer, Alicia Molina at or 206-615-1075

Maribel Cruz
Public Information Officer

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