Edmonds area selected for $1.43 Million in grants for safe routes to schoolThree projects are slated to be funded by the proceeds of these federal grants
The City of Edmonds has been notified by the Washington State Department of Transportation that it has been selected for over $1.43 million in grant funding as part of the federal Safe Routes to School Program.
These grant programs are designed to help local communities address pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety near their schools. Three projects are slated to be funded by the proceeds of these federal grants.
1. Sidewalk improvements near Scriber Lake High School on 238th St SW from 100th Ave W to 104th Ave W to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists.
2. Sidewalk improvements near Sherwood Elementary School on 15th St SW from Edmonds Way to 8th Ave S to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists.
3. A mid-block crossing on State Route 104 to enhance safety and visibility for pedestrians and bicyclists. This project will be managed by WSDOT.
“We look forward to formally receiving these grants in the coming year,” says Mayor Earling. “The walkability and bicycle-friendly nature of our neighborhoods is a big part of what makes Edmonds a special place to call home.
“It’s wonderful that our staff continues to be successful in securing outside grant funds for local infrastructure.”