Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Section of Children of the Sun Trail Opens Oct. 12

Come out and help celebrate the opening of a new one-mile section of the Children of the Sun Trail in North Spokane on Monday, Oct. 12. The new section, developed by the Washington State Department of Transportation, follows the North Spokane Corridor freeway route from the Freya Street roundabouts north of Francis Ave. to a new trailhead in Hillyard, across the street from Harmon Park. 

The trail is 8-feet wide with two bridges; one crosses Freya and the other passes over the BNSF Railway mainline. A third trail crossing, over a rail spur track, is combined with the southbound freeway lanes on an extra wide, dual-purpose bridge.

Elected officials, local residents and business leaders will gather with WSDOT officials at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, to celebrate the opening of the trail. To join, get to the Francis and Market intersection, then go east on Francis to Freya. Go north on Freya through the two roundabouts to the trailhead, where the event is behing held. A flagger will be on hand to direct you where to park.

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