The missing link of the regional is finished, and the city has announced that the ribbon cutting for the project is June 19 at 2 p.m. The public is invited.
The ceremony will be held at 76th Avenue West and McAleer Way.
The Interurban Trail heads north on 76th Avenue West from the section in Shoreline at SR 104, continues to the old rail corridor at McAleer Way and follows the corridor to 228th Street SW, where it connects with the new southern terminus of the Mountlake Terrace trail.
The trail also includes a spur that connects to Mathay Ballinger Park. The trail includes a .47-mile, 12-foot-wide paved path, landscaping, benches, signage, a bicycle rack, a shelter and an information kiosk.
Bike lanes have also been added to 76th Avenue West and bike arrows to 74th Avenue West to complete the 1.37-mile section.
In 2009, the City of Edmonds was successful in securing a $577,000 grant from the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO), along with a $500,000 federal grant from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program.
These are in addition to the $250,000 federal grant awarded in June 2002. The total grant funding for the project is $1.327 million. The total estimated cost is $1.8 million. The balance of the project's costs were paid for from real estate excise tax and utility funding.