Montlake Safe Routes to School: E Lynn St and 19th Ave E

Making it safer and easier for kids to walk and bike to school

What’s happening now?

The start of construction has been pushed back, and will begin this spring. Once begun, construction will last through summer and anticipated to complete by fall.

To reach the project team, please email or call (206) 615-0786.

Project overview

This Safe Routes to School project will make it safer and easier for kids to walk and bike to school by improving the intersection at E Lynn St and 19th Ave E near Montlake Elementary School.

The project will include:

  • Sidewalk restoration on 19th Ave E and E Lynn St
  • An all-way stop to improve the flow of traffic through the intersection
  • A curb bulb to shorten the crossing distance for people walking
  • ADA-compliant curb ramps for better accessibility
  • A raised crosswalk to increase the visibility of pedestrians

A Map of Pedestrial Safety Improvement

Similar projects are being constructed at 31 Seattle schools this year. Projects include new crosswalks, new sidewalks, new signals, and traffic calming on the walking routes to school.


SDOT completed final design in September 2016. We expect construction to begin in spring 2018.


Levy to Move SeattleThis project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle , approved by voters in 2015. Additional funding comes from a Washington State Department of Transportation grant and our local Safe Routes to School program.

Project Library

Fact Sheet – Winter 2018

Contact Information

We’re committed to keeping you informed throughout construction. Feel free to contact us and be on the lookout for more information.

Email us with questions or to sign up to receive project emails:

Or call:
Ching Chan, Communications Lead
(206) 615-0786

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Updated: 1/2/2018


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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