Trail grows another 812 feet

Oct 23rd, 2019 | By | Category: Adventures

An addition to the Cushman Trail in the Gig Harbor area is ready for walking and other uses.

Work on the new segment of the six-mile trail along 14th Avenue Northwest was completed over the summer.

The 812-foot-long addition is from the Cushman trailhead on 14th to 300 feet north of 29th Street Northwest, is six feet wide, and is made of porous hot-mix asphalt to help reduce surface water runoff. There is a one-foot wide shoulder on each side of the trail and a six-foot-wide drainage ditch between the edge of the trail and the paved shoulder.

Northwest Cascade Inc. was the contractor for the project, which cost about $220,000 in county road funds, according to Pierce County officials who oversaw the work.

The trail is managed by PenMet Parks and the city of Gig Harbor.