KIRKLAND, Wash. – Fans of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC), and of course, the Seattle Seahawks, are invited to put their best “12th Man” costume on, dress up the kids, decorate a bike or stroller, gussy up the dog and join the Kirkland City Council on the Cross Kirkland Corridor to celebrate the opening of the newly completed Interim Trail. The “Trail Great” party will start at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Northeast 68th Street Bridge. Come hear 12 people announce 12 different ways to enjoy the Corridor, watch the Council wave a 12th Man flag on the 12 foot wide bridge at Northeast 68th Street, and celebrate with friends from all of Kirkland’s neighborhoods. Limited parking is available at Lakeview Elementary School, 10400 Northeast 68th Street. Walking, biking or strolling are highly recommended and remember, if you go out and back the full distance of the CKC – you will have gone nearly 12 miles.
“This is another exciting milestone for the Cross Kirkland Corridor and we are so pleased to officially join the community in the opening of the Interim Trail,” notes Mayor Amy Walen. A grand opening event is being planned for later in the spring.
At the end of January 2015, work on the Interim Trail will be completed. A compacted crushed gravel surface is now in place the full length of the trail, which extends from 108th Avenue Northeast and ends at Slater Avenue Northeast. With the exception of the Northeast 124th Street and Totem Lake Boulevard intersection, the rail ties have been removed, the crossings have been paved, and rapid flashing beacons have been installed. Additionally, asphalt approaches to intersections, concrete sidewalks, and safety fencing along sensitive areas have been installed.
Following the City’s “Trail Great” party, at 2 p.m., the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Seahawks Rally at Marina Park. For rally information, visit www.kirklandchamber.org or call 425-822-7066.
For more about the CKC Interim Trail, visit www.kirklandwa.gov/crosskirklandcorridor and get project updates on the CKC Facebook.