Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvements

Updated: December 10, 2018

What’s happening now?

The Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvements project is almost done! As soon as December 5, crews will place bark around the recent plantings, completing work for the Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvements project. Please note that the light poles are installed and are waiting to be connected to power by Seattle City Light.

We’d like to thank parents, school staff, and neighbors for your patience and cooperation while we completed this Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) project. The completion of the Chief Sealth High School Walkway Improvements project would not have been possible without the community’s support, so thank you!

Work completed to date

  • Installed new walkways
  • Installed new concrete curb bulb extension at 26th Ave SW and SW Trenton
  • Installed new ADA curb ramps at 26th Ave SW and SW Trenton
  • Cleared vegetation
  • Installed plantings
  • Installed pedestrian lighting

What’s coming next

  • Connect power to the pedestrian lights

What to expect during construction

  • Typical construction hours are Monday-Friday, 7 AM-5PM
  • Pedestrian access to Westwood Village will be maintained during construction
  • Temporary lane, crosswalk, and sidewalk closures
  • Detours for people walking and biking
  • Possible parking and loading restrictions
  • Typical construction impacts such as noise, dust, vibrations, and truck activity

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Project description

Through this project, we'll improve connectivity, walkability, and safety for residents and students who currently use two unimproved and overgrown paths on 25th and 26th avenues SW, between SW Trenton and SW Cloverdale streets. In 2016, the Chief Sealth High School Walkway project was one of 12 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Program

Photos of Existing unimproved walkways on 25th and 26th avenues SW

Existing unimproved walkways on 25th and 26th avenues SW

Project elements

  • Installation of two 10-foot-wide walkways on 25th Ave SW and 26th Ave SW connecting SW Trenton St and the cul-de-sacs to the north. The 26th Ave SW walkway will be constructed with asphalt. The 25th Ave SW walkway will be constructed with compacted gravel. SDOT crews will install asphalt on the 25th Ave SW walkway at a later date
  • Installation of pedestrian lighting along the two paths
  • Removal of overgrown vegetation and installation of new trees and plants, where appropriate
  • Installation of concrete curb bulb extension and ADA curb ramps at 26th Ave SW and SW Trenton St

Final design concept

map of project area and improvements


  • Improved access and connectivity, promoting walkability for neighbors who want to connect to Westwood Village, nearby businesses, and transit stops by foot or by bike



NSF applications and project selection


Project design


Project construction


NSF applications and project selection (new cycle)



Funding comes from the 2015 voter-approved, nine-year Levy to Move Seattle, which will improve safety for all travelers, maintain streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. The levy includes $24 million to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund program over the nine years.

Public engagement and outreach

We are committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the project. You can expect outreach to students of Chief Sealth High School, walkway travelers and adjacent project neighbors in 2017. Sign up for sign up for email updates. 

Need a translation?

We are designing and building a transportation project proposed by your neighbors to make it safer for people walking and biking and to strengthen community. To learn more about the project or request translations call 206-451-8191.

Estamos disenando y construyendo un proyecto de transporte propuesto por nuestros vecinos a fin de que sea mas seguro para que las personas caminen y monten bicicleta y asimismo fortalecer a la comunidad. Para obtener mayor informacion acerca del proyecto o para solicitar transporte llamar a: 206-451-8191.

Chúng tôi đang thiết kế và xây dựng một dự án giao thông đề xuất bởi chính những người hàng xóm của quý vị nhằm làm cho việc đi bộ và đi xe đạp trở nên an toàn hơn và cộng đồng vững mạnh hơn. Để tìm hiểu thêm về dự án hoặc yêu cầu các bản dịch, hãy gọi 206-451-8191.

我們正在設計並建造一個由您的鄰居提議的交通計畫,這個計畫旨在改善人們的步行及騎車安全,並強化社區。 如需進一步瞭解這項計畫,或是申請翻譯服務,請撥打206-451-8191.

我们正在设计并建造一个由您的邻居提议的交通计划,这个计划旨在改善人们的步行及骑车安全,并强化社区。如需进一步了解这项计划,或是申请翻译服务,请拨打 206-451-8191.

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