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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

This project is currently suspended due to beacon and pedestrian poles being on back order. Work is anticipated to resume in June 2019.


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.