Tonight: Lake Ballinger neighbors to learn latest on Interurban Trail alignment

Residents of Edmonds’ Lake Ballinger neighborhood are invited to the Edmonds Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to hear the city’s latest plans to complete a missing link on the Interurban Trail, from Shoreline through Edmonds along Lake Ballinger. The meeting will be held in the Plaza Room, located just above the library’s main entrance at 650 Main St.

Interurban trailThe City of Edmonds secured federal and state grants in 2009 to fund the majority of the trail’s design and construction costs, and 60 percent of the design is completed. City staff and KPFF Consulting Engineers will be on hand to make a brief presentation regarding general trail improvements and features, and will also report on recent progress and schedule information.

The proposed trail alignment begins in South Edmonds at the city limits on 76th Avenue West, continues north to the PUD crossing near McAleer Way and along the older Interurban rail line, then ends at the north city limits at 228th Street Southwest.  A spur trail to the west is also proposed from the PUD crossing at 76th Avenue West to Ballinger Park.

For more information, contact Bertrand Hauss, City of Edmonds Transportation Engineer, at 425-771-0220 or by email at

  1. When is the city of Edmonds going to shoulder its portion of this important commuting trail and build and maintain it?

    Time to get with it!

    1. Just emailed the city to get an update. Construction is scheduled to begin this July/August and it’s a six-month contract plus or minus 120 working days. It should be completed by early next spring or slightly before, depending on the weather during the winter months.

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