EVERETT – A new trail has opened along the city’s waterfront, connecting Bond Street with a viewpoint near where Pigeon Creek enters Possession Sound.
The trail is intended to eventually be part of a continuous loop along the waterfront, but officials are still working on acquiring the right of way north of Bond Street, said John Klekotka, Port of Everett engineer.
The access trail was recently opened to the public after the port completed security fencing at its ship terminals.
The trail is open, but the port still needs to install signs, do some striping and complete landscaping work at the viewpoint near Pigeon Creek, Klekotka said.
The viewpoint was created in conjunction with a joint project between the city and Kimberly-Clark Corp. to install a new outfall for treated sewage into the Sound.
The trail was designed as part of the project atop the pipeline right of way.
The port has also set aside money for the design of a railroad underpass or overpass at Pigeon Creek so the trail could continue into city parkland there.
The port is planning a public access trail as part of its redevelopment of the north marina area.
Also, a trail is also planned on port land along the Snohomish River that is being marketed as an industrial park. When connected with existing walkways along port property, the public could eventually get a continuous public trail along the shoreline.