Safe Routes to School Roadway Crossing Improvements

Project Overview
The purpose of the Safe Routes to School program is to improve safety and mobility for children by enabling and encouraging them to walk or bicycle to school. The Safe Routes to School program provides funding to communities through a competitive application process. Eligible projects are those located within two miles of primary, middle, or high schools.

Project Locations
The City is currently working on Safe Routes to School improvement projects at the following locations:
  • North 9th Street between West Franklin Street and the alley to the south
  • Intersection of West Franklin and North 7th Streets
  • Existing pedestrian crossing across Shelton Springs Road, just north of the south driveway for Shelton High School
Project Updates
West Franklin between 5th and 8th Streets
Upcoming Water Main Shut-Off on Monday, April 22:
Customers located on West Franklin Street between 5th and 8th Streets will have no water on Monday, April 22 from approximately 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. due to work on the Safe Routes to School project in their area. Impacted customers have also previously received a doorhanger with this information. This shutoff will not impact Safeway.


Past Updates
  • March 21: Work is set to begin on our Safe Routes to School projects on Monday, March 25. Work is currently scheduled through May 24. Work sites will include North 9th Street, West Franklin Street, North 7th Street, and Shelton Springs Road. 
Project Improvements
Each of the identified Safe Routes to School projects will include different improvements:
  • North 9th Street between West Franklin Street and the alley to the south
    • Sidewalk 6 feet wide or greater, with curb and gutter
    • Curb extensions on both sides of the southeast corner of the Franklin/9th Street intersection
    • ADA curb ramp retrofits
  • Intersection of West Franklin and North 7th Streets
    • Curb extensions on both sides of all four corners of the intersection
    • Pedestrian crosswalk markings on all "legs" (sections) of the intersection
    • Rectangular rapid flashing beacons across 7th Street on the north side of the intersection
    • ADA curb ramp retrofits
    • Audible pedestrian signal
  • Existing pedestrian crossing across Shelton Springs Road just north of the south driveway for Shelton High School
    • Median refuge island
    • Pedestrian crosswalk markings
    • ADA curb ramp retrofits
    • Rectangular rapid flashing beacons
    • Audible pedestrian signal
Project Timeline
  • October 2023: Design completed
  • December 2023: Bidding
  • June 2024: Expected construction complete
Project Information
  • Engineering firm: RH2 Engineers
  • Engineer's estimate: $889,923
  • Project funding: $770,103 from WSDOT Safe Routes to School program, $119,820 City match