How long will it take?

Has anyone else noticed that the crosswalk on the Mukilteo Speedway in front of Olympic View Middle School has not been completed? Personally I’ve been waiting for this crosswalk since my daughter was in the second grade – she’s now in the eighth grade.

I called the city of Mukilteo recently to express my concerns. I was told that the city and the school district had met all their deadlines for completing the project and that they were waiting for the state to complete their portion of the project. I talked with someone at the state Department of Transportation and was informed that project would be finished by the middle of October.

I was told that the crosswalk line had to be painted, traffic signs had to be posted and the flashing light had to be moved. PUD also has to move the pole for this light and turn on the power.

I’m also concerned that the flashing light is not operating at 7:45 a.m. when the middle school students are walking to school. I was informed that the new crossing lights will not be set on a timer (like they are in the Harbour Point area) and the school had to go and turn the lights on, which they are not doing at this time.

I drive my daughter to school everyday because I am concerned for her safety in the morning commute and have not seen any work being done by DOT.

How much longer will this take? Every morning when I drop my daughter off I see kids sprinting across the street against ferry traffic to get to school.

I am aware that change takes time, but I’m beginning to get very impatient and would love to actually see this school crossing moved before my daughter attends Kamiak!


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