Back to School and Traffic

It’s back-to-school season with Seattle Public Schools scheduled to open on Wednesday, September 3. Morning start times vary. Parents should check the website of their childrens’ schools for back-to-school activities such as PTA picnics.  School webpages also have school supplies lists, fall sports and after-school care info.

Whether or not you have children in school, all Wedgwood-area drivers need to be aware of the potential for increased traffic and should prepare to allow more time to drive on school days.  Some of the changes to be aware of are the presence of school buses, direction-of-traffic patterns in school drop-off zones, school zone speed limits, and area road closures.

During designated school hours, the speed limit for cars travelling through school zones is 20 miles per hour.  Photo enforcement cameras are being installed on NE 75th Street in front of Eckstein Middle School.

Students and drivers who will travel north to Jane Addams Middle School or Nathan Hale High School need to be aware of the continued road closure of 35th Ave NE at NE 107th Street.  It is only possible to drive northward as far as the Meadowbrook Community Center at 10517 35th Ave NE, and no farther.  Continuing work to improve the creek and drainage in that area, means that 35th Ave NE could remain closed for several more months.

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