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Safe Routes to School: Rainier Beach High School

Last Updated: September 24, 2015

Project Summary

This Safe Routes to School project will make it safer and easier for students of Rainier Beach High School to access the Rainier Beach Branch Library.  The project includes installation of a new full signal with marked crosswalks at Rainier Avenue S and S Fisher Place.

Project Benefits

  • Improves safety on walking and biking route to school
  • Improves the connection between Rainier Beach High School and the public library
  • Provides new marked crosswalks
  • Provides ADA-compliant curb ramps
  • Rebuilds and enlarges median island
  • Shortens the pedestrian crossing time.


The project is at 100% design. Construction is planned to begin in late 2015.


A grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is funding construction, with matching funds provided by SDOT's local Safe Routes to School program.

  • Total cost estimate $848,000
  • WSDOT grant $422,000
  • Local funding $426,000

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