Parkview Safe Routes to School

Project Overview: ES560

The Parkview Safe Routes to School Project will add key regional sidewalks on Coolidge, Indiana, Cornwall and Vallette Street along with improvements along West Illinois. The project will also add a flashing beacon and crosswalk at Vallette Street. Project challenges include existing improvements and limited right-of-way, existing open drainage courses, and traffic control during construction.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Final Design – February 2023
  • Construction – July-December 2023

This project is funded by the Bellingham Transportation Fund, a Federal Safe Routes to School Grant, and a Washington State Transportation Improvement Board Grant.

Interim improvements near Parkview Elementary

In the fall of 2022, several temporary improvements were made near Parkview Elementary. These include:

  • Crosswalks painted at Plymouth and Cornwall and across the entrance to Cornwall Park.
  • Temporary sidewalk connecting the existing Indiana Street sidewalk to the new crosswalk across the Cornwall Park entrance.
  • “Cross at Crosswalk” signage installed on the north and south sides of Indiana.
Aerial map showing red lines where the project work will take place. Red lines extend from the Meridian Haggen area to Parkview Elementary School.
Vicinity Map

Open House on February 16

The City hosted a public open house and Q&A session on Thursday, February 16 about the bike and pedestrian improvements happening in spring 2023 as part of the Parkview Safe Routes to School, West Illinois Multimodal, and Westside Non-Motorized Improvements projects. View a PDF of the presentation slides and the recording of the presentation below.

Status – May 2023

WSDOT is expected to provide approval to bid in June 2023. Construction is expected to start in July 2023.

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Freeman Anthony, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7924

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