Safe Routes to School improvements coming to Delridge Way SW

Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will install a new marked crosswalk, curb ramps, pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and painted curb bulbs on Delridge Way Southwest at the front entrance to the Boren School building in July. The Boren building currently serves as home to more than 700 elementary school students including K-5 STEM as well as Arbor Heights Elementary while that building is being rebuilt.

Curb ramps will be installed on both sides of Delridge, midblock between Southwest Juneau Street and 24th Avenue Southwest. Crews plan to begin work on Monday, July 6, with construction expected to last approximately two weeks. Crews will work weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  During this time, pedestrians will follow signed detours next to the school or into a temporary walkway using the parking lane.

These pedestrian safety improvements are funded jointly by Neighborhood Park and Street Fund with matching funds provided by SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program. For more information about this project, contact SDOT’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator Brian Dougherty, brian.dougherty@seattle.gov or 206-684-5124.