From left: County Councilmember Sandra Romero, Lacey Mayor Tom Nelson, Congressman Brian Baird, County Councilmember Karen Valenzuela. Tumwater Mayor Pete Kmet, State Representative Sam Hunt.
Dignitaries abounded, cyclists and walkers flocked, planners and engineers crowded, and the ribbon was cut. All that, and it didn't even rain! The Chehalis-Western trail now crosses Martin Way on a bridge, safely above the speeding traffic below. The second of three links in the chain is complete. According to Thurston County Councilwoman Karen Valenzuela, the third bridge over Pacific Avenue will be begun in about one year, and complete in about two years. The current bridge was completed on time and under budget, by about $200,000.