east side of University where it intersects with Appleway.
Spokane Valley Mayor Dean Grafos will be on hand for the celebration along with City Councilmembers, project coordinators and staff members. In addition to a formal groundbreaking ceremony, attendees will be able to learn more about the Trail project and enjoy light refreshments at the event.
Designed in collaboration with Spokane Valley community members, the
Appleway Trail will include a paved multi-use pathway that will eventually
connect all the way from Appleway and University to Liberty Lake.
Earthwork is already under way for the section of the Trail that will run
between University and Pines. Paving of the asphalt pathway as well as
construction of the University Plaza is expected to begin in late
September/early October, depending on the weather.
Development of the Trail is possible as the result of a collaborative
agreement between the City of Spokane Valley and Spokane County, which owns the
former Milwaukee Railroad right-of-way where the Trail is being built.
The agreement allows development of the right-of-way for enjoyment by the
community while reserving the ability to accommodate future transportation