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Electric City getting trail grant


Looking south toward Electric City from Banks Lake Park, a section of SR-155 currently offers only a hazardous walk toward Coulee Playland. The city plans to put a better pathway to the right of the guardrail. - Jacob Wagner photo

VROOOOOM! Whoa, that was close.

Pedestrians walking between Electric City and Grand Coulee soon won't have to worry about getting run over anymore, thanks to Electric City being awarded a grant for a pathway connecting the Coulee Playland area to Banks Lake Park along SR-155.

The $707,800 project will be paid for with $672,410 from a Department of Transportation pedestrian and bicycle program funding grant, and a 5-percent, $35,390 match from Electric City.

The vision for the pathway is a half-mile-long, 10-foot-wide paved area on the lake side of the guardrail along Banks Lake, where pe...

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