Highlands Trail

Client—City of Longview, Washington

Gibbs & Olson provided surveying, design and bid phase services for this pedestrian path project. Project elements included 6,800 feet of shared 10 foot wide asphalt pathway, concrete sidewalks, ADA compliant access ramps, utility access gates, chicane bike crossings, trail signage and striping, urban design amenities, stormwater quality treatment, landscaping, and LED trail lighting. Other project amenities include 13,000 square feet of parking, stormwater collection, treatment and discharge, landscaping, irrigation, and illumination for Archie Anderson Park.

The Highlands Trail provides a critical recreational link along the bordering residential community to their adjoining parks and open spaces, and is a significant contribution to the completion of the Cowlitz Regional Trail Plan. The goal is to eventually connect the Highlands Trail to the countywide trail system that is being constructed in phases.

The Highlands Trail project received a 2013 FHWA/WSDOT Projects of Excellence Award for Best Special Project.