Marvin Rd Frontage Improvements & Roundabout Project

Shea Homes has begun work on a construction project and improvements near Marvin Road and 41st Avenue NE in Lacey. Road improvements will consist of a new roundabout and frontage improvements along Marvin Road NE from 41st Avenue NE to Columbia Way, including a new landscaped center median, bike lane, and pedestrian pathway. Temporary lane closures and delays are expected throughout the duration of the project.

While at least one lane of traffic will remain open throughout the project, traffic delays can be expected when traveling through the construction area. To avoid these delays, the recommended alternate route is to follow 41st Avenue NE as it becomes Willamette Drive to the south, to where it intersects Marvin Road. Regular construction hours are Monday through Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., however, construction typically will not continue after 5:00 p.m.  

The project is anticipated to be completed by the spring of 2015. Updated traffic advisories for this project will be posted on Lacey’s official website at

Temp Road Closures On Capitol Blvd

Expect traffic delays along Capitol Boulevard SE near the intersection of Israel Road SW on Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13, 2014. A contractor will have equipment on the northbound shoulder of Capitol Boulevard causing intermittent lane restrictions between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day.

South Bay Excavating, a private contractor for CenturyLink, will be installing fiber optic cable along Capitol Boulevard, from the transit bus pullout south of the intersection with Israel Road to just north of the Washington State Library. Call the City of Tumwater Public Works Department at (360) 754-4140 with construction questions or concerns.

Boaters Asked To Take Survey On State Marine Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is asking the boating public to help the agency better understand how boaters use state marine parks and provide their views on possible changes to fees and policies for next year. Boaters are invited to take an online survey by June 15th. State Parks manages more than 40 marine parks, located primarily in Puget Sound. These parks are accessible only by boat and often feature floats or buoys for overnight moorage. Since 2009, the agency has lost almost 80 percent of its tax support, and moorage fees are well below market rates. Results from the survey will help guide State Parks in developing a sustainable funding structure as it takes a more market-based approach to managing all of its facilities.

To participate, boaters are invited to take an online survey by June 15.

Washington Has New Plan To Keep Freight Moving

A new plan to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient movement of goods from supplier to customer is now ready for public review and comment. The Washington State Department of Transportation worked with private and public partners across the state on the plan. Once finalized, the Washington State Freight Mobility Plan will shape the future of Washington’s multimodal freight transportation network and keep Washington’s economy moving.