Interurban Trail Phase III – Jovita Canyon

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

This project will design and develop the 1.0 mile missing link of the Interurban Trail within the City of Edgewood. The alignment of this final link will be 12′ wide with 2′ shoulders and would generally follow / parallel Jovita Blvd within City-owned property and right-of-way along the north side of the road, extending from the City’s current trail head at 114th Ave E and terminating at West Valley Hwy. It will connect to recent work completed by the City of Pacific ending at Stewart Rd via a sidewalk under SR167.The Interurban Trail is of significant regional importance. The north section of the trail extends 24 miles between Everett and Seattle through the communities of Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, and Lynnwood. The approximately 19-mile south section of the trail connects the cities of Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Algona, and Pacific, with two unattached segments in Edgewood and Milton that follow the old railway corridor toward Fife and Tacoma.┬áThis trail provides recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike who utilize the trail for non-motorized activities. It provides connections between multiple cities, and provides commuters with a non-motorized option, with many utilizing the trail to bike to work. The construction of this missing link will provide for a safer transportation network by completing a much needed east-west active transportation network connection, thereby allowing users to stay off Jovita Blvd, a busy arterial roadway.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Edgewood City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $3,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $4,204,850.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 31 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1674

Location Details

The site is accessible across 114th Avenue E from Jovita Station, where the developed trail currently terminates. From WA-167 take the Stewart Road/Jovita Boulevard E exit, turn west on to Stewart Road and continue on it west across W Valley Highway E where it turns into Jovita Blvd E. Follow Jovita Blvd west to the intersection of 114th Ave E, turn north along 114th Ave E, and the Jovita Station parking lot and entrance is approximately 400 feet north of the intersection on the west side. The proposed trial connection begins on the east side of 114th Ave E at this location, then generally follows city-owned property to the east, transitioning to Jovita Blvd E, then following said Public ROW to West Valley Highway E, where it connects to recent sidewalk and trail work completed by the City of Pacific at Stewart Road under SR167.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.