City seeks contractor for Sheridan Elementary Safe Routes project

The City of Tacoma is accepting bids from contractors to complete a project that will bring a range of safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists around Sheridan Elementary School, according to a legal notice published this week in the Tacoma Daily Index.

The project most recently dates back to April 2013, when City officials announced they would partner with Sheridan Elementary School, located at 5317 McKinley Ave. E., and use a nearly-$380,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration to complete the project, which aims to enhance students’ walking and biking routes to school by installing curb extensions at crosswalks, new sidewalks and curbs with ADA-compliant ramps, and secure bike racks at the school. City officials celebrated the project by hosting a kick-off event that included a neighborhood cleanup, bike rodeo, free lunch, free helmets and fittings, bike repairs, and bike giveaways.

The deadline to bid on the project expires at 11 a.m. on Tues., Dec. 16. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Thurs., Dec. 4, at the Tacoma Municipal Building, located at 747 Market St., Room 148, in downtown Tacoma. More information is available online here.

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of the Safe Routes to School program, click on the following links: