NE 153rd Place - Safe Routes to School

Staff Contact

Kent Vaughan
Senior Civil Engineer
(425) 398-8900
Current Status:

Construction starts June 25 (after school ends) and will last until Oct 2019 

During construction, the eastbound lane of NE 153rd PL will be closed from Juanita to 70th Ave NE to vehicles, bikes and pedestrians.  A detour will be in place directing eastbound traffic north on Juanita, turning east on NE 155th PL. 

The Guest House Restaurant remains open! Please support their business throughout construction.



As part of the City’s 2015-16 Neighborhood Transportation Plan program, the City held two public meetings with citizens in the Arrowhead Elementary School neighborhoods.  In these meetings, citizens were asked to provide public comment on traffic, pedestrian and cyclist safety concerns and improvements.  One of the top safety concerns identified was the narrow shoulder with undefined driveways along the south side of NE 153rd Place which serves as the primary route for walking students attending Arrowhead Elementary school, east of Juanita Drive NE.  Based on this feedback, the City submitted a grant proposal in 2016 to develop sidewalk along NE 153rd Place through the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)’s Safe Route to Schools program.  WSDOT awarded a grant to fund this sidewalk project in June 2017. 


Project Description:

The purpose of this project is to provide a safe, comfortable pedestrian facility along NE 153rd Place for children and the public to access Arrowhead Elementary School.  The project includes the design and construction of curb & gutter, sidewalk, curb ramps, angled parking, paving, driveways, storm drainage, landscaping, irrigation and cast-in place feature wall along the south side of NE 153rd Pl between Juanita Drive NE and 70th Avenue NE.



This project is funded by the WSDOT Safe Route to School program (90%) and the City of Kenmore (10%).


WSDOT Safe Route to School funds: $673,594

City funds: $76,354



Last updated: Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:04pm