Rainier View Elementary

What's Happening Now?

On January 2, 2018, crews began constructing pedestrian safety improvements near Rainier View Elementary School. Crews will begin work at S Bangor St and 51st Ave S before moving south to 55th Ave S and Beacon Ave S. We expect construction to last through April 2018, depending on weather. Please sign up for construction email updates to get the latest information.

Project Overview

This Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project will make it safer and easier for kids, families, and neighbors to walk and bike to Rainier View Elementary School. It also will provide safety education so kids have the skills and encouragement they need to safely walk and bike to school This project will help achieve Seattle's Vision Zero to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

This project includes improvements at 8 intersections along S Bangor St, Beacon Ave S, and 55th Ave S listed below:

  • 51st Ave S and S Bangor St – Curb extensions and ADA ramps on the east side of the intersection.
  • 55th Ave S and S Bangor St – Curb extensions, ADA ramps and crosswalk flashing beacons on the west side of the intersection.
  • Beacon Ave S and S Leo St – Curb extensions and ADA ramps on the east side of the intersection.
  • Beacon Ave S and S Avon St – Curb extensions, ADA ramps on the east side of the intersection.
  • Beacon Ave S and S Augusta St – ADA ramps on the east side of the intersection.
  • Beacon Ave S and 55th Ave S – Curb extensions, ADA ramps, a crosswalk and speed humps, along Beacon Ave S.
  • Beacon Ave S & 56th Ave S – ADA ramps on the east side of the intersection.
  • S Luther St and 55th Ave S – A curb extension and ADA ramps at the existing school crosswalk.

Project map

Schedule

Construction began on January 2, 2018, and is expected to last through April 2018, depending on weather. Crews will begin work at S Bangor St and 51st Ave S before moving south to 55th Ave S and Beacon Ave S. We plan to coordinate work on 55th Ave S directly in front of Rainier View Elementary School with the school’s mid-winter break (February 19-23) to reduce impacts to school traffic as much as possible.

Funding

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The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is funding project design as well as the education and encouragement programs. Project construction is funded by a WSDOT SRTS grant and the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Learn more about the Levy to Move Seattle.

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Questions

You can contact the project team with any questions using the information on the side of this page. If you would like to receive regular updates about this project, sign up for email updates.

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Updated: 1/12/2018