Trail grows another 812 feet

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.