NE 153rd Place - Safe Routes to School

Staff Contact

Kent Vaughan
Senior Civil Engineer
(425) 398-8900
Current Status:

2017-18: Design / Permitting
2019: Construction



As part of the City’s 2015-16 Neighborhood Transportation Plan program, the City held two public meetings with citizens in the Arrowhead Elementary School neighborhoods.  In these meetings, citizens were asked to provide public comment on traffic, pedestrian and cyclist safety concerns, and improvements.  One of the top safety concerns identified was the narrow shoulder with undefined driveways along the south side of NE 153rd Place which serves as the primary route for walking students attending Arrowhead Elementary school, east of Juanita Drive NE.  Based on this feedback, the City submitted a grant proposal in 2016 to develop sidewalk along NE 153rd Place through the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Safe Routes to Schools program.  WSDOT notified the City in June 2017 that funds were awarded to complete this sidewalk project.


Project Description:

The purpose of this project is to provide a safe, comfortable pedestrian facility along NE 153rd Place for children and the general public to access Arrowhead Elementary School.  The project includes the design and construction of curb & gutter, sidewalk, some planter strips, curb ramps, asphalt patching, driveways, storm drainage, utility relocation, and retaining walls along the south side of NE 153rd Pl between Juanita Drive NE and 70th Avenue NE.



This project is funded by the WSDOT Safe Route to School program (90%) and the City of Kenmore (10%).
WSDOT Safe Route to School funds: $673,594
City funds: $74,844


Last updated: Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:44am