Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.
This project realigned part the Centennial Trail to pass safely beneath the new Appleway (Old “I-90”) Bridge which was replaced in 2010. This realignment was critical to resolve two at-grade trail-and-road intersections near the I-90 on/off ramp at the entrance to Gateway Park and at the shared road-and-trail parking entrance to the DOT Visitor’s Center and County Dog Park within Gateway Park. By coordinating with the County Engineer’s Department, State Parks and DOT, County Parks secured a role in this project by ensuring the construction of a suitable under-pass to accommodate the trail. This project cempletely eliminated two dangerous crossings and perfected an “incomplete link” by removing a shared-road segment. The trail design also improved aesthetics along the first mile of the trail and provided ramp-access from the Appleway Bridge deck to connect the Greenacres neighborhood to the 69-mile interstate Centennial Trail.