Everett Public Works is developing pedestrian improvements between the Interurban Trail and Colby Avenue and crossing the road to Emma Yule Neighborhood Park. (everett)
Biking and walking from the Interurban Trail to the Everett YMCA could get easier and more intuitive.
EVERETT — Biking and walking from the Interurban Trail to the Everett YMCA could get easier and more intuitive.
The Everett City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a call for bids for pedestrian improvements, with a budget of $385,000.
Once awarded to a contractor, the work will include a new crosswalk on Colby Avenue at Emma Yule Neighborhood Park, just south of the YMCA at 4730 Colby Ave. To help pedestrian safety, the crossing will have rectangular rapid-flashing beacons and a raised median.
Currently the Interurban Trail there runs parallel to Colby, just east of the road and behind homes. But it doesn’t have a clear connection to Colby until it reaches 41st Street.
With the improvements, the city will offer another link to the trail, via a new wider asphalt shoulder along Beaumont Drive, from Alta Drive to Colby.