Safe Routes to School: Wing Luke Elementary

Helping kids get to school safely

What's happening now?

Crews will begin construction on safety and access improvements near Wing Luke and Van Asselt Elementary Schools the week of November 20. Crews will begin work on S Cloverdale St at Beacon Ave S and move east towards Martin Luther King Jr Way S before working on 37th Ave S from S Cloverdale St to S Thistle St. We expect work to last through April 2018, depending on the weather. See the construction flyer for details. Crews will maintain 2-way traffic on S Cloverdale St during peak school traffic periods, however, drivers can expect delays in the area. S Cloverdale St will be reduced to 1 lane with alternating 2-way traffic controlled by flaggers during other weekday working hours, from 7 AM – 5 PM. Please sign up for construction email updates to get the latest information.

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

Schedule

We expect construction to begin on Monday, November 20 and continue through April 2018, depending on the weather. The contractor will begin on S Cloverdale St, constructing the project in segments moving east from Beacon Ave S to Martin Luther King Jr Way S, before continuing work on 37th Ave S.

Funding

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.

Materials


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Updated: 11/14/2017