Bridge Joint Repair On I-5 In Lacey Requires Night Lane Closure

Necessary repairs to a bridge expansion joint on Interstate 5 in the Lacey area will require two lanes to close one night this weekend. At 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, Washington State Department of Transportation crews will close the right lane of southbound I-5 between Sleater Kinney Road Northeast and Pacific Avenue Southeast. Crews will close the adjacent lane at 11 p.m. Both lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Sunday, March 23. The repairs are separate from previous expansion joint repairs that took place in February on northbound I-5 in Olympia.

South Sound Women’s Day

South Sound Women’s Day Saturday, March 22nd at South Puget Sound Community College. With presentations on everything from protecting your credit score, social media marketing for your business and volunteerism to belly dancing, self-defense and connecting in your community, South Sound Women’s Day offers something of interest for every woman. Register today at

Cat Spay Day In Thurston County

Concern for Animals in cooperation with Animal Care Veterinary Clinic is offering $3 SPAY procedures to 20 female cats per day for Thurston County residents. Please contact Concern for Animals at (360) 456-8176 for more information. Proof of low income and residence to qualify. This SEVEN DAY CAT SPAY program is made possible through a grant from the The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies to help control the feline population in our community while easing the financial burden of pet owners. A total of 120 spay surgeries will be available to qualified cat owners over 7 clinic days.


Major Construction Over Snoqualmie Pass Starting April

HYAK – If Mother Nature is true to her promise and starts producing spring like weather, construction is scheduled to return to Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie in early April. Drivers need to start planning their trips now in order to avoid major construction-related delays.

Starting April 12, I-90 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction for two weeks, including weekends, in order for the Washington State Department of Transportation and the contractor to build detours in preparation for the 2014 construction season. Crews will also remove the 64-year-old snowshed.