Bailey Gatzert Elementary Pedestrian Improvements

Updated: November 16, 2018

What’s happening now?

Construction starts as soon as Tuesday, August 21

Full closure of S Washington St between 14th Ave S and 15th Ave S is needed to install new lighting along 14th Ave S. In order to complete the work, we’ll need to dig across S Washington St to access the electrical lines. The closure will be in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for up to 4 weeks. You can expect sidewalk closures on the southeast corner of S. Washington St and 14th Ave S, but local access and alternate pedestrian routes will be maintained. Crew flaggers will be present during construction.

During this work we’ll install:

  • A concrete curb bulb and ADA accessible curb ramps at the intersection of S Washington St and 14th Ave S
  • A new school sign at the intersection of Boren Ave and S Main St to better identify the Bailey Gatzert Elementary school zone
  • A beacon on the speed limit sign on 12th Ave S between Boren Ave and S Main St
  • New street lighting along 14th Ave S
  • New landscaping at the intersection of S Washington St and 14th Ave S, to be planted during the fall planting season

What to expect during construction

  • Work will last approximately 4 weeks
  • Temporary road, crosswalk, and sidewalk closures
  • Parking and loading restrictions
  • Detoured walking and biking routes
  • Noise, dust, truck activity and vibration

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Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will make improvements around the intersection of S Washington St and 14th Ave S and better identify the Bailey Gatzert Elementary school zone.

In 2016, the Bailey Gatzert Pedestrian Improvements 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. The NSF program funds projects requested by the community.

Project Elements

  • Installation of a concrete curb bulb and ADA accessible curb ramps at the intersection of S Washington St and 14th Ave S
  • Better identification of the Bailey Gatzert Elementary school zone
  • Installation of a speed limit sign beacon along 12th Ave S between Boren Ave and E Yesler Way

Project Benefits

The project will improve safety by:

  • Improving pedestrian safety and ADA accessibility
  • Increasing pedestrian and bicyclist visibility
  • Shortening crossing distances at intersections
  • Improving awareness of school and school zone speeds

Final Design

Final design map

Project Schedule


NSF applications and project selection


Project design


Project construction


NSF applications and project selection (new cycle)

Project Library

Project Funding

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.

This project will also receive funding from SDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program, which makes it easier and safer for students to walk and bike around Seattle.

Public Outreach and Engagement

We're committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the project. You can expect outreach to adjacent project neighbors and business in 2017. Please contact us at any time. Sign up for email updates

To request information in another format:

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) 257-2857.

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) 257-2857.

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) 257-2857.

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) 257-2857.

በእግራቸው ለሚጓዙ እና ብስክሌት ለሚጋልቡ ሰዎች ይበልጥ ለደኅንነታቸው አስተማማኝ እንዲሆን በእርስዎ ጎረቤቶች በቀረበ ንድፈ ሐሳብ ላይ በመመርኮዝ የትራንስፖርት አገልግሎት ፕሮጄክትን በመንደፍ እና በማዘጋጀት ላይ ነን። ስለ ፕሮጄክቱ የበለጠ ለማወቅ ወይም ትርጉም አገልግሎት ለማግኘት ጥያቄ ለማቅረብ ወደዚህ ይደውሉ  (206) 257-2857.

በእግሮም ንዝጓዓዙን ብሽክልታ ንዝጥቀሙን ሰባት ውሑስንኦም ንምሕላውን እቲ ማሕበረሰብ ንምጥንኻርን ብጎረባብትኻ ዝተተለመ ናይ መጓዓዝያ ፕሮጀክት ዲዛይን ነውጽን ንሃንጽን ኣሎና፡፡ ብዛዕባ እቲ ፕሮጀክት ዝበለጸ ሓበሬታ ንምርካብ ወይ ናይ ናብ መጓዝያ ንምድዋል ሓገዝ ንምርካብ  (206) 257-2857.

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