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2020 is a Big Year for the Spokane River Centennial Trail!

Thanks to your donations and partnership support, Friends of the Centennial Trail and the Centennial Trail Coordinating Council have seven projects slated for 2020!

Asphalt Overlay Funding
Washington Parks & Recreation Commission and the Centennial Trail Coordinating Council will pursue funding for an asphalt overlay on the "older" miles of the Centennial Trail (approximately 31 of 39 miles, excluding newer areas at WA/ID stateline, Spokane Convention Center to TJ Meenach Bridge and Sontag Park to Nine Mile Falls Recreation Area).



EcoCounters

Consistent trail use data is needed in more locations on the Centennial Trail. We will work to add EcoCounters in these locations in 2020:

- Harvard Road Trailhead
- Mirabeau Trailhead
- Riverside State Park Morin Trailhead

Added to those in existence today/coming soon, we will have EcoCounters in seven locations:
- Harvard Road Trailhead
- Mirabeau Trailhead
- Barker Trailhead
- Mission Park Trailhead
- Southwest side of Don Kardong Bridge at Ben Burr Trail connection
- Kendall Yards
- Riverside State Park Morin Trailhead
 
Mile 20.5
Upriver Drive Park

Avista has proposed plans and Spokane City Council has approved plans to close Upriver Drive between Mission Avenue and N. Center Street. This will provide more room for the Centennial Trail away from the Spokane River.




Mile 21
Don Kardong Bridge

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation will renovate the bridge in 2020 include replacing the deck and railing. Renovation estimate is $1.3M and Friends of the Centennial Trail have donated nearly $55,000 from our Trail Builder's Fund for 30% conceptual design to kick off the project. Centennial Trail Miracle Mile Medallions will be placed in the bridge railing, allowing Spokane Parks less maintenance worries on this mile, given the rash of stolen medallions in 2019.

Post Street Bridge
Now 100 years old, this bridge has passed its useful life and needs replacement. Stakeholder meetings suggest keeping one lane of traffic flowing north, placing the Centennial Trail on the west side of the bridge and providing views of the Spokane Falls for vehicles and pedestrians. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2020. 
 
Mile 25
Boone Avenue to Pettet Drive

Similar to the High Drive road renovation, the City of Spokane will make this final Centennial Trail connection in the West Central neighborhood in 2020.  A separated asphalt trail will parallel the north side of the street.





Mile 37

Carlson Road Gap
Safety calls for moving pedestrians and bicycles away from a sloping, narrow roadway from the Carlson Trailhead moving north to Charles Road and Nine Mile Bridge. Approximately 0.5 miles of Centennial Trail will be realigned away from the main roadway, providing safe separation from motorized traffic on a new 10' wide section of Trail. SRTC has approved TAP Funding in its 2018-2020 budget for $442,116. Spokane County will fund $58,845 and Friends of the Centennial Trail has pledged $10,000 in matching funds.

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