City Walkway Improvements

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Welcome to the City of Edmonds Pedestrian Project webpage.  Significant traffic delays are often experienced during project construction, so be sure to check back for updates!

Walkway Projects

City of Edmonds Wins Grant!

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Photo: HAWK Signal on Edmonds Way

The City of Edmonds is pleased to announce the award of a Federally funded grant aimed at increasing pedestrian safety in various locations around the City.

The Citywide Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements project will upgrade facilities to increase pedestrian safety at nine critical intersections around the City.

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) will be installed at 7 intersections. RRFBs are already in use in Edmonds at the 5 Corners Roundabout and in the 500 Block of Main St. This project will install RRFBs at the following locations:

Caspers @ 7th Ave N
Dayton St @ Salish Crossing driveway
Dayton St @ 2nd Ave S
Main St @ Olympic Ave
76th Ave @ 206th St SW
Walnut @ 8th Ave Pedestrian Path
106th Ave W @ 229th St SW

A High Intensity Activated Crosswalk Beacon (HAWK) will be installed in the vicinity of the intersection of 196th St SW and 84th Ave W.  A HAWK is already in use in Edmonds on SR-104 close to City Park.

In addition to these improvements, pedestrian buttons and crosswalk markings will be added to the existing emergency signal at the intersection of SR-104 and 232nd St SW.

Sidewalk and ramps at each of these locations will be upgraded to meet current ADA standards. 

Design of these improvements is expected to begin Summer, 2017 with construction anticipated to occur during the second half of 2019.

Madrona School Sidewalk Project

The Madrona School Sidewalk is the last of three Safe Routes to School grants won by the City of Edmonds during the 2013 grant cycle.  This project will install a sidewalk on the south side of 236th St SW from the Madrona School to Edmonds Way. Associated improvements include installation of stormwater pipe, signal improvements at the intersection of Edmonds Way and 236th St SW, and a minor widening of 236th St SW.

Bids were received on September 15th and a contract in the amount of approximately $573,000 was awarded to Welwest Construction on September 27th.

There will be significant traffic delays at times during the project construction so be sure to check back for updates!

Madrona Walkway Update – December 20, 2016 - PROJECT ON HOLD UNTIL SPRING 2017

Construction on the 236th St SW Walkway project has been postponed due to weather conditions. During the winter suspension, the contractor may be on site from time to time performing minor work but the bulk of the remaining work will not be completed until we see more favorable weather conditions this spring.

We thank you for your continued patience as we make improvements to 236th St SW.  Please continue to visit or “like” the City of Edmonds Facebook page for updates.  You can also get in touch with Ryan Hague at 425-771-0220 or

Madrona Walkway Update - December 1, 2016

236th St SW will be closed between Edmonds Way and the Madrona School the week of December 5th.

Over the past few weeks, crews have been working on 236th St SW between Edmonds Way and the Madrona School.

Construction of 236th St SW has reached a point where the street will need to be closed to through traffic. The street will be closed on Monday, Dec 5th and should re-open to traffic on Friday, Dec 9th.

During this time, anyone accessing the school will be required to avoid 236th St SW entirely by approaching the school from a different direction. The school can be accessed from the north by 232nd St SW. Detour signs placed by the contractor will help you navigate this area.

We appreciate your continued patience as we work to improve 236th St SW.

Madrona Walkway Update – October 31, 2016

Our original schedule on the Madrona job had to get pushed back due to some paperwork issues but we’ve got our paperwork clear and we’re ready to hit the site!  The contractor will begin moving onto the site this Wednesday, November 2 and construction will be in full swing by Monday, November 7th.

This project is expected to take about 2 months to complete but a weather suspension is possible as winter draws closer.

Please take alternate routes whenever possible and – if you must drive through the work zone – be sure to plan additional time and be considerate of our workers’ safety.

Walkway Improvement Contact

Ryan Hague
Captial Projects Manager
425-771-0220 x1347

Rob English, PE
City Engineer
425-771-0220 x1327

Public Works Engineering Division
City Hall - Second Floor
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020

Phone: (425) 771-0220
Fax: (425) 672-5750

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