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First Creek Middle School Safe Routes to School Project

Project Description

The project will improve safety for students by installing a high-intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) signal on Portland Avenue. Infrastructure improvements will be enhanced by providing education to students, staff, and parents through incentives and encouragement, as well as increased enforcement by local law enforcement.


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Project Funding


Funding Source Revenue
WSDOT Grant $318,885
1085 Streets Initiative (Grant Match)  $15,000 


Project Updates

A permanent pole is anticipated to arrive October 2019. The City installed a temporary HAWK signal prior to school starting on September 5th.


Pedestrian and Traffic Control devices will be in place during the duration of the project. 


Contact Information

For additional information, contact the City's Project Manager, Darius Thompson by email or at (253) 573-2410.