Press Release

April 09, 2024

Asphalt repair project set to begin on Spokane River Centennial Trail

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Name Rex Schultz
Department Inland Northwest & Blue Mountain Area

SPOKANE — Beginning on April 15, the easternmost 14 miles of the Spokane River Centennial Trail will temporarily close while the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission resurfaces the trail with a new layer of asphalt. The project is anticipated for completion in early September.

The project area extends west from the Washington/Idaho border to the Donkey Islands Trailhead in Millwood. The new asphalt will provide trail users with a new, smooth surface to walk, run, bike and ride.

Much of the Centennial Trail’s surface is the original 1989-1994 asphalt from the trail’s construction. The aging asphalt has reached the end of its service life and has areas with edge sloughing, tree root damage and surface cracking that causes accessibility issues. These repairs will allow the Centennial Trail to continue serving millions of visitors for the next 25 years.

For the most up-to-date information about the Centennial Trail asphalt overlay project and its related closures and re-openings, please visit the Asphalt Overlay project page.