Centennial Trail – Summit Gap – Boone to Pettet

The City of Spokane has planned a 2020 construction project designed to complete a missing section of the Centennial Trail in the West Central Neighborhood. The project would provide a needed link between already completed sections of the Trail, connecting the Trail at Boone Avenue & Summit Boulevard to the Trail at Pettet Drive and West Point Road.

The project also will replace crumbling sidewalks and curbing in the neighborhood and enhance connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists to bus stops, parks, schools, and the West Central Community Center.

The project route has been mapped as part of the Centennial Trail for many years. The project has been part of community plans since 2007, when it was studied as part of a larger look to connect gaps in the Centennial Trail. It was first added to City plans in 2009 when it was added to the Spokane Bicycle Plan.

On January 27, City staff provided an overview presentation about the project to a committee of the City Council. Citizens can also view a briefing paper on the project. Also, check out the frequently asked questions that respond to concerns raised by some citizens.

Some residents are interested in extending the Centennial Trail from Summit Boulevard through a route that would include a bridge to the south side of the Spokane River. A project like this is mentioned in the City's Comprhensive Plan. Building the current project in West Central does not preclude an additional project like this. And it would enhance the City's trail network.

The Parks & Recreation Department will update its Parks & Open Space Plan in 2020, which will prioritize investments in parks and open spaces. The next step toward the additional trail project would be for citizens to propose its inclusion in the Parks & Open Space Plan.

Construction Information

Project Number: 2017080

Construction Estimate: $2,200,000

Project Location: Summit Boulevard/West Point Road

Description: Complete unfinished section of the Centennial Trail in the West Central Neighborhood.

Status: Construction

Contractor: Halme Construction, Inc.

Project Manager - Design: Jonathan Adams, 509.625.6700, jradams@spokanecity.org

Project Manager - Construction: Construction Management, 509.625.7722

Construction Start Date: May 15, 2021

Substantially Completed Date: October 1, 2021

Award Date: March 15, 2021

Construction Project Survey

The City received more than 2,300 responses, which included responses from Spokane city residents, plus many individuals from parts north, south, east, and west of town. More than 550 responses were collected from the West Central Neighborhood alone.

Overall, 82 percent of respondents support the project.

Here is a closer look at the results for residents within the City limits:

  • City residents (1,976 respondents) – 81 percent support the project
  • West Central (555 respondents – more than 25 percent of the total responses from City residents) – 64 percent support the project.
  • Directly impacted neighborhoods (995 respondents from West Central, Audubon/Downriver, Emerson-Garfield, and West Hills) – 72.6 percent support the project


The below renderings provide a glimpse at how the trail would look in different sections of the project, compared to how the area looks today.

Current Proposed Design Drawings

These exhibits show how the trail will fit along the route, with information on curb lines, public right of way, and more. These are not final drawings. The City is working with adjacent property owners on the final plans for the project.

Construction Drawings


Related Documents

Contact Information

Joshua Wendt
Public Liaison, Halme Construction

City of Spokane - Engineering Services