New section of Centennial Trail completed

Mile 25 along Summit Boulevard runs west from Kendall Yards

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773

Monday, August 4, 2014 at Midnight

A new section of the Centennial Trial has been completed along Summit Boulevard.

The stretch of trail at Mile 25 extends from Bridge Avenue and Summit Boulevard to the intersection of Boone Avenue and Summit Boulevard. It continues west from the new section installed by Kendall Yards last year.

The multi-use, 12 ft.-wide asphalt section features a new lookout offering views of the Spokane River below.

Work on the .6 mile section began March 31 and is part of the federally funded Centennial Trail Gap Project. The project aims to complete gaps in the trail which inhibit the cohesiveness of travel for the Centennial Trail’s 2.4 million users each year.

The contractor for the Summit Blvd project was MDM Construction, Inc. The estimated cost of construction at the start of the project was $490,342.

The 37.5 mile Centennial Trail runs from the Washington/Idaho state line to Sontag Park in Nine Mile Falls, WA, winding through Downtown Spokane and Riverside State Park in the process. The Spokane Centennial trail also connects to the North Idaho Centennial Trail, connecting the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene communities with more than 60 miles of trail.