Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Update On The Centennial Trail Through the Spokane Area

Work to complete gaps in the Centennial Trail didn't take a summer vacation.  Here's an update on work to the trail that took place over the summer and some that is still underway:

Sullivan Bridge: Remains closed until spring 2016 for bridge demolition and replacement work, with a detoured Centennial Trail. 

Three phases of construction
will make the Mission Gap
a safer Centennial Trail route.
Mission Avenue Gap:
Spokane City Council recently approved funding for the Phase 2 Centennial Trail Bridge from Mission Park to Upriver Drive. It's not clear when construction will start yet.

Riverfront Park:  Friends of the Centennial Trail is looking for input on how bicycle traffic should flow through the park, on both the north and south sides of the River. Please email your thought to
Post Street Bridge: The Project Advisory Committee will convene soon to finalize plans to rebuild this important bridge. 

Post Street Bridge is
part of Mile 23 of your
Centennial Trail!
Boone to TJ Meenach:
Friends of the Centennial Trail have submitted a letter of support to the City of Spokane to add a 14 foot wide shared use path and 8 foot wide gravel jogging path with trees on the south side of Pettet Drive - also known as Doomsday Hill.

Carlson Road: The project is funded at this time, but the construction timeline is uncertain - will be sometime in 2018-2020.  

Sontag Park to Lake Spokane Extension: State Parks will begin construction this fall and Friends of the Centennial Trail has pledged $20,000 in matching funds for this project.

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