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 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. This 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.