The last trail gap bridged

December 13th, 2014 by Ken

The last gap in the Chehalis Western Trail has finally been bridged.   After 13 years and $8.4 million dollars, the Chehalis Western Trail runs unimpeded from the Tenino Yelm Trail to Woodward Bay.

Saturday, the final bridge was dedicated to the cheers of a hundred bike riders and a score of elected officials.

The bridge over Pacific Avenue has been in the construction stage for nearly a year.   This concrete bridge not only completes the trail but marks the dividing line between the cities of Lacey and Olympia.

In 2007 the trail bridge was completed over Interstate Five.  A few years later the trail bridge was completed over Martin Way.   This weekend the trail bridge over Pacific Avenue was dedicated completing the 22 mile bike path.

Drawing attention along with  the bridge dedication was the first bicycle roundabout in the state  – – and maybe in the country.  Constructed in May of this year, the roundabout connects the North South  Chehalis Western Trail with the East West  Woodland Trail.

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