Fairmount Ave Pavement Project

Shelton, WA - Fairmount Avenue between Olympic Highway South (SR3) and Walker Park Road.
Monday 9/913 – The Contractor will begin reconstructing Fairmount Avenue between Olympic Highway South (SR3) and Walker Park Road.
There will be lots of trucks, equipment and noise for the duration of the project. The Contractors schedule tentatively set to complete the project by the end of October, depending on weather. There will be flaggers staged in various areas, watching for pedestrians and directing traffic. PLEASE BE ALLERT AND OBEY THE FLAGGING PERSONEL’S DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR SAFETY. Driving lanes will be very narrow or one-way and vehicle delays could be twenty minutes or longer. Please plan accordingly and avoid the area whenever possible from 7:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m, recommend taking alternative routes.
We will try to keep you notified of any changes, but as was stated above this time period will be very hectic and fast-paced. Please check the City of Shelton’s web site at www.ci.shelton.wa.us for the latest information.
The City of Shelton would like to thank everyone for your patience and understanding during this project. You have all helped make the project a success. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
For further information please contact Clinton Leoppard at 360-490-0453, or Robert Tauscher at 360-432-5116 Thank you for your cooperation
September 4, 2013/ Press Release:  City of Shelton Engineering Department

Travel Information WSDOT

Real-time travel information is also available, with:

  • online tools that provide traffic camera images, ferry schedules and a map of highway incidents and closures
  • 511 travel information hotline. For out-of-state callers, it’s 1-800-695-ROAD (7623)
  • WSDOT mobile app, email alerts and other tools, such as Twitter and Facebook
  • overhead and roadside electronic signs
  • highway advisory radio stations: 530 AM or 1610 AM

To help ease traffic congestion, WSDOT and its contractors will suspend most state highway construction work at noon Friday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 2.

Travelers whose weekend plans include a trip by ferry, train, personal aircraft or bus should also make plans to avoid holiday delays:

  • Washington State Ferries asks that travelers allow for extra time during the Labor Day holiday weekend. The heaviest backups and overloads are anticipated from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, on westbound routes. Return traffic is anticipated to be heaviest on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1 and 2, on eastbound routes. Travelers on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route and the Anacortes/Sidney, BC, route are advised to make reservations. Waits and advance arrival recommendations vary by route. Travelers needing specific information can call the Washington State Ferries Information line at 1-888-808-7977 or check the website at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.
  • Amtrak Cascades offers 18 stops along the I-5 corridor. Amtrak Cascades trains often sell out during holidays so make your reservations early. Plan to arrive one hour before the train’s scheduled departure. Check online or call 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information.
  • WSDOT provides updates on state-operated airports. Check online or call 1-800-552-0666 for information.
  • Most public transit systems will follow a holiday schedule, and some transit systems will not operate fixed-route or Dial-a-Ride service on Labor Day.

Hyperlinks within the news release:

WSDOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state's transportation systems. To learn more about what we're doing, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/news for pictures, videos, news and blogs. Real time traffic information is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/trafficor by dialing 511.

Press Release: Washington State Department of Transportation

ONP Bridge Inspections To Begin

Engineers from Olympic National Forest will conduct bridge inspections this week through September 12. By law, bridge inspections are required every two years to ensure that the bridges within Olympic National Forest are compliant with National Bridge Inspection Standards. These safety checks are expected to cause delays of up to 60 minutes.

An Under Bridge Inspection Truck will be used to complete the inspections. This specialized piece of equipment has a very long arm that extends under the bridge from the bridge deck. The inspection truck blocks access entirely while the inspection is in progress. The following bridges will be inspected:

  • Lower Canyon River Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2368
  • Humptulips Gorge Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2204
  • Middle Matheny Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2160080
  • South Fork Calawah Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2932000
  • Sitkum Gorge Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2900070
  • South Fork Soleduck Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2918000
  • Dungeness Forks Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2880000
  • Church Creek Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2361000
  • South Fork Skokomish Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2353000
  • Skokomish Gorge Bridge, also known as the High Steel Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2340000

September 4, 2013/ONP Press Release

Lacey Plans For Future Growth

The public is invited to help 'Envision Lacey' during a series of upcoming community events as the city updates its Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The next opportunity will be at Military Family Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lacey Cabela's.

The current population of Lacey and its surrounding Urban Growth Area (UGA) is approximately 76,000, and is expected to grow by an additional 30,000 people over the next 20 years. The city is currently updating its land use plan, which will shape how the future growth will be accommodated.

Community participation is necessary to understand how neighborhoods are perceived, and how residents wish to shape them. The public will have an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions, and give feedback at events including:

  • Military Family Appreciation Day – Saturday, September 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cabela’s parking lot
  • The Lacey Community Market – Saturday, September 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Huntamer Park
  • Children’s Day – Saturday, October 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Huntamer Park
  • Public Open House – Tuesday, October 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE

Additional events will be held throughout the year-long community feedback process, including numerous neighborhood-specific meetings. To learn more, visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us/envisionlacey, or contact David R. Burns, AICP, Principal Planner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Ryan Andrews, Associate Planner, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us at (360) 491-5642.

September 4, 2013/ City Of Lacey Press Release