Chehalis Western Trail's Pacific Avenue bridge to be dedicated Saturday

Festivities are planned for Saturday, Dec. 13, to celebrate the completion of the Chehalis Western Trail’s Pacific Avenue crossing near the Lacey-Olympia border.

Activities start at 11 a.m. and include a ribbon cutting, commemoration, cake and cider and celebratory walk over the new bridge. The activities will take place nearby in the Music 6000 parking lot, 3738 Pacific Avenue SE. Visitors are asked to take public transportation or walk to the event, but to not park at Music 6000.

The bridge crossing is the third and final crossing linking sections of the Chehalis Western Trail, the South Sound’s longest paved multiuse path. The 22-mile trail stretches from Woodward Bay to the north south to the outskirts of Rainier where it links with the 14.5-mile Yelm-Tenino Trail.

Previous completed bridges included the Interstate 5 Crossing opened in 2007 and the Martin Way Crossing opened in 2010.