with final touches on the project expected around the end of May.
The twelve-foot wide asphalt pathway completed last fall is already
attracting walkers and bicyclists. Over the
next few months, lighting and landscaping will be added as well as
benches. The entry plaza to be constructed at University will also
include seating areas, providing a gathering place for trail users.
Safety improvements including crosswalks and sidewalk ramps will be added at
Bowdish Road, Union Road, and Robie Road where they intersect with the
In addition to connecting neighborhoods south of the Trail with commercial
areas to its north, the Appleway Trail provides an east-west route away from
busy Sprague traffic for pedestrians, bicyclists, and those using other
non-motorized means of transportation.
Funding has already been secured for design and
construction of the next segment of the Trail between Pines and Evergreen in