The purpose of this project is to provide a walking path along US 2 adjacent to the Monroe Fairgrounds. The sidewalk that currently ends at Cascade View Drive would be extended west approximately 1,200 feet to 179th Avenue SE. Extensive negotiations are anticipated with the Monroe Fairgrounds whose facilities currently occupy the area needed for the path, as well as WSDOT – the actual owner of the needed land.
City engineering staff successfully applied for two federal grants to help fund this project. The first grant is a for design efforts in the amount not to exceed $90,250. The second grant is in the amount not to exceed $432,500 and will help fund the construction phase.