Good news from the City: A new section of the Centennial Trail has been completed along Summit Boulevard. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the 25th birthday of this local treasure than closing the gap at Mile 25 which extends from Bridge Avenue and Summit Boulevard to the intersection of Boone Avenue and Summit Boulevard. This will provide much better connectivity as 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.
(Note: This image was taken in November 2013 when the City Council voted to approve construction.)
Planners are also discussing extending the stretch of trail at some point down Boone Avenue, toward the river.