Detailed Planning And Engineering Field Study Work To Begin In Washington County

Detailed Planning And Engineering Field Study Work To Begin In Washington County

With the help of a grant from the Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA), analysis will begin on the three bypass alternatives described in the earlier Salmonberry Trail Concept Plan, the pre-engineering assessment of eleven bridges and trestles, plan-level assessment of repair needs for Walcott Tunnel, assessment and recommendations of trailhead developments at Banks, Manning, Timber and Reehers Camp, development of trail solutions and design recommendations for the 20 mile stretch of rail including recommendations for accommodating equestrian use, and development of detailed cost estimates including permitting, design and engineering and construction cost for trail and bridge modifications.

The study will also include community workshops for local landowners. A Valley Segment Advisory Committee will also be convened and participate in the planning process, and will provide recommendations to the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) which is leading the overall planning effort.