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County approves new work on Olympic Discovery Trail

June 18th, 2014 - 5:17am

(PORT ANGELES) Clallam County Commissioners today awarded the construction bid of the Homestead Section of the Olympic Discovery Trail to Interwest Construction, based out of Burlington, Washington.

This section of the path is part of the Spruce Railroad Trail. County Transportation Program Manager, Rich James, says that this section of the Spruce Railroad Trail will be tied into other portions of the trail in the coming years.

Trail construction will keep it closed to foot traffic anywhere from four to six weeks, most likely during the month of August. The 390-foot McFee Tunnel will also be restored and opened as part of the Spruce Railroad trail hike.

On another portion of the Olympic Trail in Sequim, the County also authorized an application by the Peninsula Trails Coalition for trail development and maintenance.

James says that at this point, roughly 70% of the Olympic Discovery Trail has been completed. It spans over 120 miles beginning in Port Townsend as it passes through the cities of Sequim, Port Angeles and Forks, ending in LaPush.

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