Edmonds receives $494,000 for sidewalks near Madrona K-8 School

The City of Edmonds announced Monday that it has received a Washington State Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School grant of $494,000 to support its Madrona Walkway project. Construction of this sidewalk will improve safety and convenience for school children and other pedestrians walking or biking to and from the K-8 school, located at 9300 236th St. S.W.

These funds will be used to design and build approximately 600 feet of curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the south side of 236th Street Southwest connecting the school to State Route 104/Edmonds Way. The project will also include ADA accessible curb ramps on all street corners within the project limits, as well as the addition of stormwater drainage facilities and bicycle markings on both sides of the street. The project will include an education program, where children attending Madrona Elementary will be taught different bicycle riding safety tips using both in-class instruction and a bicycle “rodeo.”

The design of the project is scheduled to begin this summer and construction is planned for summer 2014.

This sidewalk construction grant is in addition to $1.43 million in walkway/sidewalk grants received by the City within the last four months. “We greatly appreciate the non-motorized program partnership we have with the State of Washington Department of Transportation and the Washington State Legislature.” Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling said. “With their help and with an aggressive approach to grant writing by the City, we have been able to attract nearly $2 million for projects that significantly improve the quality and safety of our sidewalk system in Edmonds.”

  1. Sidewalks by Madrona School is good news. What other areas of the city do you propose to add sidewalks with the $1.43 million grant?

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