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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 2, 2013
Contact:
Thera Black, Thurston Regional Planning, (360) 956-7575 or blackvt@trpc.org

Ground Breaking for Final Bridging the Gap Trail Project


OLYMPIA - Ground will be broken the afternoon of Saturday, December 7 for the Chehalis-Western trail overpass at Pacific Avenue at the Olympia-Lacey border. The ceremonies will include local dignitaries, community members and fans of the regional trail system.

This is the third and final segment of the "Bridging the Gap" project. It will complete the connections between the Interstate-5 Bridge / northern part of the Chehalis Western Trail and the southern part of the trail that currently terminates at 12th Avenue. It will include the permanent alignment behind South Sound Center. At Pacific Avenue it will provide an at-grade crossing opportunity as well as an elevated bridge structure, similar to the Martin Way crossing. It will intersect at the Woodland Trail with the region's first bicycle roundabout.

  • WHAT- Final "Bridging the Gap" groundbreaking
  • WHEN- Saturday, December 7, 2013 1 pm
  • WHERE- 3811 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey WA (Across from Carl's Jr.)


This location is easily accessible by bike via the Woodland Trail, I-5 bike trail, the Chehalis-Western Trail and area street bike lanes. It is also served by Intercity Transit Route 66.

For more information, please visit the Thurston Regional Planning Council web pages (www.trpc.org) and search for Bridging the Gap.



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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3