The official name of this new 15th elementary school is yet-to-be-determined, but the King Mountain Elementary School (ES) Safe Routes to School Project will add key regional sidewalks and protected bikeways along East Bakerview Road from James Street to Kramer Lane in the King Mountain Neighborhood. The project will also add flashing school zone beacons and flashing crosswalks (RRFB) at Cougar Road and at Kramer Lane. Project challenges include existing improvements and limited right-of-way, existing open drainage courses, and traffic control during construction.
This project is currently seeking a WSDOT-administered federal Safe Route to School grant with local matching funds provided by the Bellingham Transportation Fund and the Bellingham School District and is adopted as project #17 in Bellingham’s 2023-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Pending funding available, construction is anticipated in 2025.
Status – June 2022
Accomplishments: WSDOT SRTS grant application submitted June 3, 2022.
Next Milestones: WSDOT project ranking list, December 2022.
- Status – Funding being sought
- Contract awarded – TBD
- Contract amount – TBD
- Contractor – TBD
More Information – Project Contact
Chris Comeau, FAICP-CTP, Transportation Planner
Phone: (360) 778-7946