July 15 - HCCC Board of Directors Meeting

Draft Agenda for the Hood Canal Coordinating Council Board of Directors meeting. Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Oxford Suites, 9550 NW Silverdale Way, Silverdale (changed from Baymont Inn)

July 15 Planning Commission Public Hearing: Amendments To Thurston County Rural Zoning Code On The Agenda

The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Rural Zoning Code. The public is invited to participate in informed discussion, and testimony will be accepted at the July 15 hearing. The Planning Commission may act on the proposal at the close of the hearing.

The July 15 public hearing will be in Room 152 in Building One of the County Courthouse complex at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia.

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July 10 & 11 - US 101 Lane, I-5 On-ramp Closures Scheduled In Olympia

OLYMPIA – Drivers who plan to use southbound US 101 or the Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramps to reach northbound Interstate 5 in Olympia may encounter brief delays during the overnight hours on Friday, July 10. 

  • From 8 p.m. Friday, July 10 to 5 a.m. Saturday, July 11, the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane.
  • During the same time, the Deschutes Way Southwest on-ramp to northbound I-5 will also close. Drivers will be able to access I-5 from the Trosper Road interchange.

Both closures allow crews to make modifications to a bridge expansion joint seal.

There is a lot of traffic related information available at your fingertips. Mobile phone users can download the Washington State Department of Transportation mobile app and monitor the WSDOT regional Twitter feed. Advance information is also provided on the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates page.

Public Solicitation For New Hood Canal Near Term Action Proposals Due By Aug 14

The Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC) is planning an update to the Hood Canal Local Integrating Organization's Near Term Actions (NTAs) to be included in the 2016/2017 Puget Sound Action Agenda. For this planning round, HCCC is holding a public solicitation for new Hood Canal Near Term Action proposals. The proposal and review process is outlined in the HCCC NTA Solicitation Guide, found here. To submit an NTA proposal, please use the proposal template included in the guide. 

Please submit NTA proposals by COB August 14, 2015, via email, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HCCC's Near Term Actions for the Hood Canal Action Area are identified from the Integrated Watershed Plan, which provides a shared strategic framework for Hood Canal natural resource management. NTAs must also demonstrate a contribution to Puget Sound recovery, as outlined in the Puget Sound Action Agenda's strategic approach. Please refer to these guiding documents in developing NTA proposals.