Safe Routes to School: Ashworth Ave N

Updated May 12, 2020

What's happening now?

We're currently finalizing the design of these improvements, and we expect construction to begin as early as summer 2020. 

Project Overview

Safe Routes to School is a national movement to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school. We're making several improvements across Seattle to calm traffic, increase visibility, and reduce the crossing distance at intersections.

In 2020, SDOT will build a sidewalk on Ashworth Ave N between N 135th St and N 137th St to improve walkability and help kids get to Ingraham High School safely. As part of this work, we'll build 10-foot driveway openings for properties along Ashworth Ave N, in accordance with City code.

Project elements:

  • Drainage improvements
  • New sidewalks 
  • Curb ramp improvements
  • Updated signage

Ashworth Ave N, March 2020
Ashworth Ave N, March 2020.

Pedestrian on Ashworth Ave N, March 2020
Pedestrian on Ashworth Ave N, March 2020.

Cracked sidewalk on Ashworth Ave N, March 2020.
Cracked sidewalk on Ashworth Ave N, March 2020.

Construction impacts

  • During construction, you can expect noise, dust, vibration, and large equipment
  • Traffic lanes and sidewalks may be reduced or detoured where necessary
  • Driveways may be temporarily blocked. Businesses and residents will be notified of any driveway closures at least 48 hours in advance
  • SDOT is doing some driveway work as part of this project. If your driveway is affected, SDOT has contacted you
  • A member of our Real Property Team will be contacting you if we need you to sign a Temporary Construction Easement (TCE) to complete work near your property 


We expect construction to begin as soon as summer 2020.


This project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, which was approved by voters in 2015, as well as our local Safe Routes to School program.

Project Library

Ashworth Ave N Neighborhood Greenway

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