Safe Routes to School: Wing Luke Elementary

Helping kids get to school safely

What's happening now?

On Monday, January 15, crews implemented a westbound closure of S Cloverdale St from Martin Luther King Jr Way S to Beacon Ave S. Eastbound traffic on S Cloverdale St remains open, and access is being provided to homes on the north and south sides of the street. Through-traffic heading westbound should follow the posted detour to S Graham St. This westbound detour is expected to be in place for up to 2 months to increase safety during construction due to the narrow width of the street. See flyer for more details.

As soon as February 12, crews will also begin working on the east side of 37th Ave S from S Cloverdale St to S Thistle St.

We expect overall construction to last through April 2018, depending on the weather. Please sign up for construction email updates to get the latest information. Thank you for your patience during construction.

Project Overview

This Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project will make the it safer and easier for kids, families, and neighbors to walk and bike to Wing Luke and Van Asselt Elementary Schools along S Cloverdale St and 37th Ave S. It also supports programs that educate and encourage kids to walk and bike safely to school. This will help achieve Seattle's Vision Zero to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

Before construction

This project includes:

  • New sidewalks and curb ramps on the north side of S Cloverdale St between Beacon Ave S and Martin Luther King Jr Way S
  • New sidewalks and curb ramps on the east side of 37th Ave S between S Cloverdale St and S Thistle St
  • New curbs, gutters, and planting strips with trees
  • On-street parking will be maintained in most locations

Project map


Crews started construction in November 2017 and expect to continue through April 2018, depending on the weather. The contractor began on S Cloverdale St and will construct the project in segments moving east from Beacon Ave S to Martin Luther King Jr Way S, before continuing work on 37th Ave S. As soon as January 15, 2018, crews will implement a westbound closure on S Cloverdale St from Martin Luther King Jr Way S to Beacon Ave S for up to two months.


The Safe Routes to School program is funding project design as well as the education and encouragement programs. Project construction is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.


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Updated: 2/9/2018