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Thursday, August 31, 1995 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Snohomish Briefly

New Link Finished On Interurban Trail

EVERETT - The newest link of the Interurban Trail, an eight-mile segment stretching from Butternut Road near Lynnwood to East Casino Road in Everett, will officially open Sept. 8.

Snohomish County Executive Bob Drewel will be master of ceremonies at an 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting at 100th Street Southeast, near the southwest corner of the Everett Mall.

The gravel trail - for bikers, walkers and joggers - follows the route of a historic trolley and bus system that ran between Seattle's Ballard area and Bellingham until 1939. The property is now owned by the Snohomish County Public Utility District and is used as a power-line corridor.

Federal, state and local funds were used to complete this latest section of trail. Last year, a 3.8-mile segment through Lynnwood was completed.

Trail access is available at Cascade High School, Thornton Sullivan Park on the west shore of Silver Lake, and McCollum County Park at 128th Street Southeast. Parking also is available at the south end, at the 44th Street Park-and-Ride.

To reach the ribbon-cutting site, drive south on West Mall Drive to 100th Street Southeast. Parking will be available on the left at that intersection.

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