The date has been set for the grand opening of the new 44th Avenue and Interurban Trail Bridge. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the Courtyard Marriott parking lot.
The new bridge is expected to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. It completes a missing link in the Interurban Trail in Lynnwood and provides better access to the Lynnwood Transit Center from the trail.
The bridge crosses 44th near I-5. The west end connects to the existing Interurban Trail near the Lynnwood Transit Center. The east end has a new 1500-foot section of trail connecting to the existing Interurban Trail at 40th Avenue West.
As a part of the project, more than 60 new signs have been added to the trail through Lynnwood to help trail users find their way.
After the ribbon is cut the first people will cross the bridge. They were selected by entering a contest held by the city of Lynnwood.