Regular meeting of the Authority Board scheduled for August 19, 2014 has been cancelled.

The next meeting will be a joint meeting of the MTA Authority Board and Advisory Board on September 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm located at North Mason School District Boardroom, 71 E Campus Dr. Belfair, WA 98528.

Special School Board Meeting August 11

Monday, August 11, 2014; 10:00 a.m. at the Board Room, CHOICE High School, 807 W. Pine Street, Shelton, WA. PURPOSE: Review of 2014-15 budget documents.

Rock blasting, rolling slowdowns and lane closures planned next week on Snoqualmie Pass

HYAK – Drivers traveling east of Snoqualmie Pass next week need to plan for added travel time due to rolling slowdowns, lane closures and nightly rock blasting closures.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close Interstate 90 for rock blasting at 7:30 p.m. each night for about an hour Monday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 14. Eastbound traffic will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound traffic will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

Drivers could experience delays of up to 30 minutes due to daytime intermittent rolling slowdowns Monday through Friday about four miles east of the Snoqualmie Pass Summit (milepost 56) around Keechelus Lake (milepost 61).

Daytime and nighttime lane closures in both directions could cause delays for drivers between Denny Creek (milepost 47) and the Price Creek vicinity (milepost 65) Monday through Friday. Intermittent ramp closures at the Cabin Creek and Stampede Pass interchanges will occur nightly from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Drivers are encouraged to use the following tools to plan their trips over I-90 this summer:

August 8, 2014

Olympic National Forest Pyramid Fire Is 100% Contained

Olympia, Wash. – The small Pyramid Fire burning on state and U.S. Forest Service land north of Crescent Lake is 100 percent contained. One Olympic National Forest engine crew and two Washington Department of Natural Resources fire crews are currently working on the “mop up” stage of the suppression effort, in which they extinguish or remove burning material around the control lines and address other potential hazards that could breach control lines. They expect to complete this process by late Wednesday or early Thursday.

The Pyramid Fire, which burned approximately 1.5 acres, is believed to be human-caused due to the recent lack lightning, the main source of ignition for natural-caused wildfires, in the area. The exact cause of the fire is as yet undetermined.

As warm and dry conditions are expected to return later this week, all forest visitors should be extremely careful with fire and other potential sources of ignition. Approximately 95% of wildfires on the Olympic National Forest are human-caused.

August 6, 2014