Safe Routes to School: Dunlap Elementary

Updated: October 21, 2022

What’s happening now?

Construction Update

Construction has begun to install safety improvements and a new sidewalk on the south side of S Rose St between 46th Ave S and 48t Ave S. Thanks to everyone in the community who has provided input and feedback as this project has progressed.

Construction is anticipated to last approximately five weeks, but the work is weather dependent, so delays are possible. We will keep neighbors informed if there are any changes to the schedule.

What to expect during construction

  • Noise, dust, vibration, and large equipment
  • Intersections, roads, lanes and sidewalks may be closed, reduced or detoured where necessary.
  • Driveways may be temporarily blocked or impacted for several days at a time. Residents will be notified of any driveway closures in advance.

S Rose St: Detour routes during construction


We anticipate completing the remaining improvements at the intersection of Rainier Ave S and S Rose St in early 2023.    

Questions about the project?

Email us at or leave a voicemail at (206) 775-8730

S Rose St Sidewalk Project

Project Overview

As part of the Safe Routes to School program, the S Rose St sidewalk project will fill in a walking connection on S Rose St between 46th and 48th. Our main goal of the project is to create a safer, more comfortable walking connection to Dunlap Elementary School and other destinations such as light rail and transit. 

S Rose St sidewalk project final design graphic

In addition to a new sidewalk on the south side of S Rose St, improvements also include a retaining wall, curb ramps, and a planting strip with trees. To reduce speeding along S Rose St, we will be installing a new curb on the north side of the street combined with a mid-block chicane (a traffic calming device that allows one car to pass at a time). Two-way vehicle traffic will still be allowed on S Rose St. 

Rainier Ave S and S Rose St Intersection

What's happening now

We completed several improvements that will make the Rainier Ave S and S Rose St intersection safer and more comfortable for everyone. New intersection elements include extended sidewalk corners, new crosswalks, added parking on S Rose St between Rainier Ave S and Wabash Ave S, and upgraded curb ramps.

We also completed some prep work for the next phase of improvements. SDOT will install a traffic signal at this intersection, left turn lanes, and north crosswalk. 

At the intersection of Rainier Ave S and S Rose St, crews have finished pedestrian safety improvements

At the intersection of Rainier Ave S and S Rose St, crews have finished pedestrian safety improvements 

Project Map

Rainier and Rose 2022 Intersection Improvements graphic


Construction for S Rose St sidewalk project began in September 2022.

Improvements at Rainier Ave S and S Rose St are scheduled to be completed in early 2023.


This project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015 and our local Safe Routes to School program.


Translation & Interpretation?

We're planning to build a new sidewalk to make it safer and easier for kids to walk to school (see map). Please call for translation: (206) 775-8730

Spanish: Planeamos construir una nueva acera donde sea más seguro y sencillo que los niños caminen hacia la escuela (consulte el mapa). Llame para solicitar servicios de traducción al: (206) 775-8730.   

Amharic: ህጻናት ወደ ትምህርት ቤት ሲሄዱ ደህንነታቸው የተጠበቀና ቀላል ለማድረግ  አዲስ የእግረኛ መንገድ ለመገንባት አቅደናል(ካርታ ይመልከቱ)፡፡ እባክዎ ትርጉም ለማግኘት ይደውሉ: (206) 775-8730፡፡  

Somali: Waxaan qorsheenaynaa sidaan u dhisi lahayn wado cusub sanadda si aan oga dhigno mid ammaan ah oo u sahlan caruurta inay ku lugeeyaan marka ay iskuulka usocdaan (fiiri khariirada). Fadlan turjumaanka kawac lambarkaan: (206) 775-8730.   

Chinese: 我們計劃在 年建造一條新的人行道,讓孩子們更安全、更輕鬆地步行上學(見地圖)。如需翻譯,請致電:(206) 775-8730。  

Vietnamese: Chúng tôi đang lên kế hoạch xây dựng vỉa mới vào năm để bảo đảm trẻ em đi học an toàn dễ dàng hơn (xem bản đồ). Nếu muốn bản dịch, vui lòng gọi số: (206) 775-8730.  

Tagalog: Nagpaplano kaming maglagay ng bagong sidewalk sa upang gawing mas ligtas at mas madali para sa mga bata ang paglalakad papunta sa paaralan (tingnan ang mapa). Mangyaring tumawag para sa pagsasalin: (206) 775-8730.