Interurban North Trail users likely know this spot well. What is a mostly awesome bike route from Seattle to the Shoreline/King County border suddenly ends at a nasty intersection with SR 104 (this is also the point where the street numbers jump 40 streets, then start counting in the opposite direction, which is super confusing to the uninitiated). The trail ends and you are left to bike down a fairly busy 76th Ave W.
But work is about to get underway on the final portion of a trail to connect the existing Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline trail segments. Weather permitting, it could be open as early as the first part of May, My Edmonds News reports:
The Interurban Trail Project will complete the missing Edmonds link of the 30-mile regional trail that runs from North Seattle to Everett. The $2.4 million project — with $1.3 million coming from state and federal grant funds — includes the addition of bicycle lanes on 76th Avenue West both east and westbound.
Those who want a more scenic (and slower) route can leave 76th at the PUD crossing and will be able to take a breather at Ballinger Station, a landscaped rest area for users of the Interurban Trail. Highlights will include a drinking fountain, an open shelter with a park bench and two interpretive historical panels that tell the story of the Interurban Trolley Line, which ran from Seattle to Everett until 1939.