Safe Kids, Improved Pathways (SKIP)

Nearly all the roadways that serve the 34 elementary schools in unincorporated Snohomish County have gaps in their pedestrian pathways. Children walking to school must navigate narrow road shoulders, uneven surfaces and at times must walk in the road itself.


In partnership with local school districts Snohomish County will design and fund projects that provide children safe, accessible pathways to elementary schools in unincorporated Snohomish County.


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Funding

The county will dedicate from its annual road levy funding - approximately $1,000,000 per year - to projects that widen shoulders, install crosswalks and crossing beacons, and fill in gaps in walkways within one mile of elementary schools in unincorporated Snohomish County.


Upcoming projects *

Elementary School
Current Project
Status
Hazelwood Elementary Shoulder
Widen 500 feet of shoulder on the south side of 204th St SW near the school/ see mapConstruction expected in summer 2018

Projects Completed in 2017 and 2018

Elementary schoolProject descriptionStatus
Discovery Elementary
shoulder
Construct 507 feet of pedestrian accessible shoulder on 116th St SE and pave 1,065 feet of shoulder on the west side of Silver Way (second phase of this project) /
see map
Completed in 2018
Forest View Elementary shoulderConstruct an asphalt paved walkway on Sunset Rd between Strumme Rd and 161st SE /see mapCompleted in 2017
James Monroe Elementary sidewalkConstruct curb returns on 110th St SE at 23rd Dr SE / see mapCompleted in 2018
Martha Lake Elementary shoulderPave 123 feet on the west side of Larch Way from 181st Pl SW and north for 123 feet / see mapCompleted in 2018
Odyssey Elementary shoulderPave 433 feet of shoulder on the north side of Gibson Road near Avondale Way / see mapCompleted in 2017
sidewalkConstruct 70 feet of sidewalk on the south side of Grimes Rd from west of 7th Ave SE up to 7th Ave SECompleted in 2018


Projects Completed in 2014, 2015 & 2016

Elementary schoolProject descriptionStatus
Canyon Creek Elementary beaconInstall a flashing beacon and marked crosswalks on 39th Ave SE / see mapCompleted in 2016
Canyon Creek
Elementary sidewalk
Reconstruct the curb return on the SE corner of 39th Ave SE at 209th Pl SE and construct curb and gutter to line up with the existing curb line on 39th Ave SE to the south
/ see map
Completed in 2016
Cathcart Elementary School shoulderConstructed 2,600 feet of shoulder on the west side of 83rd Ave. NE from 188th St. SE to 180th St. SE | see mapCompleted 2014
Cedar Woods Elementary sidewalkConstruct 125 feet of sidewalk on the east side of 35th Ave SE to fill a gap near 185th Pl SE / see mapCompleted 2016
Cedar Wood Elementary shoulderPaved 100 feet of shoulder on the north side of 169th St SE near  35th Ave SE. 
see map
Completed paving in 2014
Cedar Wood Elementary shoulderExtended shoulder 300 feet along 35th Ave between 168th St. SE and 169th St. SE near Cedar Wood Elementary | See map

Completed June 2014

Cedar Wood Elementary sidewalkConstructed 700 feet of sidewalk along 184th St SE between 36th Dr SE and 39th Dr SE/see mapCompleted 2015
Chain Lake Elementary shoulderUpgraded 1,750 feet of shoulder along the east side of Chain Lake Road from 127th St. SE  to the elementary school. | See mapCompleted Aug. 2014
Cougar Creek Elementary shoulderUpgraded 575 feet of shoulder on the east side of 11th Ave NE in front of the school. | See mapCompleted Sept. 2014
Discovery Elementary shoulderRemoved vegetation and installed gravel shoulder west side of Silver Way from 116th St. SE to the existing sidewalk; and along north side of 116th St. SE from Silver Way to Everett city limits | See mapCompleted July 2014
Fernwood Elementary sidewalkConstruct 125 feet of sidewalk on the east side of 35th Ave SE to fill a gap near 185th Pl SE/see mapCompleted 2016
Fernwood Elementary sidewalk700 feet of sidewalk along 184th St SE between 36th Dr SE and 39th Dr SE ISee mapCompleted 2015
Hazelwood Elementary sidewalkConstruct 260 feet of curb, gutter and sidewalk on 204th St SW in front of Hazelwood school / see mapCompleted 2016
Hill top Elementary shoulderConstructed 870 feet of shoulder on the north side of Hubbard Road from Damson Road to 210th St SW. See mapCompleted 2015
Hilltop
Elementary Beacon
Installed two solar-powered flashing beacons at the two crossings on Damson Road | See mapCompleted 2014
Jefferson Elementary shoulderConstruct 1200 feet of sidewalk on Burley Dr from Goblin Lane to Everett city limits / see mapCompleted 2016
Jefferson Elementary sidewalkConstructed 175 feet of sidewalk and pave 175 feet of shoulder along the south side of Burley Drive near Goblin Lane I see mapCompleted 2015
Jefferson Elementary shoulderUpgraded 650 feet of shoulder along west side of Goblin Lane; 200 feet along south side of  Burley Drive from 24th Ave. SE to Goblin Lane; 800 feet along west side of 24th. Ave. from Burley Road to 96th PL. SE. | See mapCompleted Oct. 2014
Lockwood Elementary beaconInstalled a flashing beacon on Locust Way near the school | See mapCompleted October 2014
Machias Elementary shoulderExpanded walkable shoulder 2,500 feet along OK Mill Road from the OK Mill bridge, left on 147th St.  to Machias Elementary School. | See mapCompleted June 2014
Maltby Elementary shoulderExtended walkable shoulder on west side of 99th Ave Se from 216th St SE to Paradise Lake Road I see mapCompleted 2015
Maltby Elementary accessible shoulderWidened 380 feet of shoulder on the southside of 212th St SE near the school / see mapCompleted 2015
Martha Lake Elementary sidewalkConstruct 550 feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter to fill in three sidewalk gaps on 6th Ave W between 170th Pl SW and 164th St SW / see mapCompleted 2016
Maltby Elementary beaconInstalled a flashing beacon on 99th Ave SE at 215th Pl SE near the school / see mapCompleted 2015
Maltby Elementary shoulder - 2Constructed 1,300 of shoulder along the west side of 95th Ave. SE from 212th St. SE to the end of the county road | see mapCompleted 2014
Martha Lake Elementary pedestrian beaconInstalled a pedestrian beacon on Larch Way at the existing marked crosswalk in front of the elementary school. | See mapCompleted Sept. 2014
Oak Heights accessible shoulderWiden 720 feet of shoulder on the south side of Jefferson Way near the school / see mapCompleted 2016
Oak Heights Elementary shoulderPaved 260 feet of shoulder on the east side of 18th Ave W between Oak Road and 154th Pl SW I see mapCompleted 2015
Oak Heights Elementary beaconInstalled a flashing beacon at both designated school crossings on 18th Ave W /see mapCompleted 2015
Odyssey Elementary shoulderFilled 765-foot sidewalk gap on west side of Admiralty Way between Manor Way and Gibson Road | See map

Completed Oct. 2014
Olivia Park accessible shoulderWiden 1,095 feet of shoulder along the west side of 6th Ave W near the school / see mapCompleted 2016
Picnic Point pedestrian beaconsInstalled two flshing beacons at two school crossings on 140th St SW / see mapCompleted 2015
Quil Ceda and Tulalip speed signsInstalled two solar-powered signs that tell drivers their speed along 27th Ave. NE north of 74th St. SE | See mapCompleted Oct. 2014
Salem Woods Elementary shoulderUpgraded 1,615 feet of shoulder along east side of Wagner Road from 132nd St. SE to Salem Woods Elementary | See mapCompleted July 2014
Salem Woods Elementary phase 2Upgraded 2,250 feet of shoulder along east side of Wagner Road from Woods Creek Road to 132nd St. SE. | See mapCompleted Aug. 2014
Seattle Hill Elementary SchoolConstruct approximately 150 LF of sidewalk on the west side of 51st Ave SE from just north of 123rd St SE to just south of 122nd St SE/ see mapCompleted 2016
Seattle Hill Elementary beaconsInstalled flashing beacons at the designated school crossing on 51st Ave SE / see mapCompleted 2015
Seattle Hill accessible shoulderWidened 270 feet of shoulder on the east side of 51st Ave SE near the school. /see mapCompleted 2015
Silver Firs Elementary beaconsInstalled flashing beacons at the designated school crossings on Silver Firs Dr and Puget Park Dr / see mapCompleted in 2015
Totem Falls Elementary beaconsInstalled flshing beacons at the designated school crossing on Snohomish Cascade Drive / see mapCompleted 2015
Totem Falls raised crossingInstalled raised pedestrian crossing at existing sidewalk on Cascade Drive near Totem Falls Elementary | See mapCompleted spring 2014

* Please note: This list is subject to change. SKIP projects are currently being prioritized and will be added and updated regularly. Project schedules are subject to change based on weather, funding and contractor availability. We will update this project list if schedules change and when new projects are in the design process. For a list of current road construction projects, please visit the Roads Update page.