Rainier View Elementary

Project Summary

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to construct safety and access improvements beginning as soon as late 2017 or early 2018 near Rainier View Elementary School along 51st Ave S, Beacon Ave S, and S Bangor St. This Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project also supports programs that educate and encourage kids to walk and bike safely to school.

SDOT is committed to making it safer and easier for kids, families, and neighbors to walk and bike in their neighborhoods. This project will help achieve Seattle's Vision Zero to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

Please see our project fact sheet for more information.

Project Benefits

Walking route improvements such as marked crossings and curb bulbs, and traffic calming measures such as speed humps are an important part of a vibrant, interconnected neighborhood. Curb ramps make streets safer and more accessible to people walking, biking, and using strollers and mobility devices.

This project will:

  • Improve safety and access on the walking and biking route to school
  • Provide safety education so kids have the skills they need to safely walk and bike to school
  • Encourage more kids to walk and bike safely to school, which will reduce congestion at the school

Project Design

While the specific design may change as we learn more about the site, the current design is about two-thirds complete and includes improvements at 8 intersections along 51st Ave S, Beacon Ave S, and S Bangor St 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

Timeline

We are currently two-thirds complete with project design and anticipate construction could begin as early as December 2017.

As we approach construction, SDOT will work to raise awareness in the neighborhood and notify community groups and residents of construction timeline, sequencing, and impacts.

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.

Questions

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