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Residents encouraged to take Safe Routes survey | News Brief

 

Last updated 11/18/2020 at 2:20pm



The City of Mukilteo has received a “Safe Routes to School” grant from Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to increase pedestrian safety along 76th Avenue SW adjacent to Olympic View Middle School and near Mukilteo Elementary School. 

The Safe Routes to School Program is a comprehensive approach to encourage school children to walk and bike to school, and provides funding for cities to make infrastructure improvements that increase safety for school children.  

The project goals are to:

• Improve pedestrian mobility and connectivity between surrounding neighborhoods and adjacent schools and facilities 

• Improve safety for pedestrians along the corridor 

• Increase safety while crossing SR 525 

The project area is along 76th Street SW from SR 525 (Mukilteo Speedway) to 44th Avenue W. The project also includes pedestrian enhancements on SR 525, adjacent to Olympic View Middle School and near Mukilteo Elementary School.

76th Street SW is approximately 27 feet wide, with one travel lane in each direction. The south side of the road has asphalt shoulders, and the north side of the road has either sidewalk or asphalt shoulder.

76th Street SW is part of a walking route for students attending Olympic View Middle School and nearby Mukilteo Elementary School, but sections of the street are missing sidewalk and do not have ADA-compliant curb ramps.

The project includes:

• Installation of new sidewalks to fill in gaps and complete the sidewalk network from SR 525 to 44th Avenue W.

• Construction of new ADA-compliant curb ramps and replacement of non-compliant curb ramps along the corridor.

See photos of the project and take the survey at: https://bit.ly/3kh0gro.

 

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