Lacey: Willamette & 31st Roundabout Project Paving & Striping

The final asphalt paving of the Willamette Drive NE and 31st Avenue NE roundabout is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th. The intersection will be closed all day on October 27th for the paving. Traffic will be diverted using a signed detour route. The intersection will be closed again on Thursday, October 29th to facilitate roadway striping work. Work is weather dependent.

In case of weather delays, updated information and scheduling can be found on Lacey’s official website at

Oct 26 & 27 Mason County Commission Briefing & Meeting

411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584
Week of October 26, 2015
Monday,  October 26, 2015
Commission Chambers
9:00 A.M.             Closed Session – RCW 42.30.140 (4) Labor Discussion
9:30 A.M.             Department of Community Development – Barbara Adkins
10:00 A.M.           Support Services - Bill Kenny
10:30A.M.            BREAK
10:45 A.M.           Public Works - Brian Matthews & Melissa McFadden
                              Utilities & Waste Management - Brian Matthews/Erika Schwender

11:15 A.M.     WSU Extension Office – Justin Smith
11:30 A.M.             Mason County Economic Development Council – Lynn Longan
                              Commissioner Discussion – as needed
 2:00 P.M.          2016 Budget Workshop
                              Juvenile Probation Services
                              Commissioner Discussion – as needed
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Commission Chambers
11:00 A.M.                 2016 Budget Workshop
                                    Prosecuting Attorney
 2:00 P.M.                  2016 Budget Workshop
                                    Road Fund
                                    Commissioner Discussion – as needed

Commission Chambers – 6:00 p.m.
411 North Fifth Street, Shelton WA 98584

I-5 Maintenance Requires Night Lane Closures In Olympia

OLYMPIA – Interstate 5 drivers in Olympia may encounter overnight delays from Saturday, Oct. 24, through Sunday morning, Oct. 25.

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close several lanes of northbound I-5 for bridge joint repairs. Drivers can also expect lane shifts.

10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 

Up to three right lanes of northbound I-5 from Henderson Boulevard to Pacific Avenue will close. One northbound lane will remain open. Southbound I-5 lanes will not be affected.

Real-time traffic information is available with the WSDOT mobile app and by following WSDOT’s regional Twitter feed. Advance information is available from the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates page.

October 22, 2015

October 20 Hearing On Proposed Changes To Thurston County Wide Planning Policies

Public comment invited. OLYMPIA - The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. to accept public testimony on proposed changes to the county’s County-Wide Planning Policies.

For more detailed information about the proposed amendment, and to view the full text of the draft changes, go to  and click on the link for the October 20 Board of County Commissioners hearing under the "News and Links" section or visit:

The County-Wide Planning Policies are the shared policy statements that provide a framework for developing and adopting comprehensive plans and development regulations for the jurisdictions within Thurston County: Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Bucoda, Rainier, Tenino, and Yelm, as well as Thurston County. In 2014, a subcommittee of representatives from these jurisdictions worked together to develop a set of recommended updates to the County-Wide Planning Policies. The proposed changes incorporate the foundational principles and policies of the Sustainable Thurston plan, strengthen language protecting rural lands, clarify annexation processes and development standard agreements among jurisdictions, fix formatting, and eliminate out-of-date references.

WHAT: Public Hearing on Amendments to the County Wide Planning Policies

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Thurston County Courthouse
Building One, Room 280
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, 98502

The public is invited to participate in an informed discussion, and testimony will be accepted at the October 20 hearing. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of testimony at the hearing. Written comments can be emailed to Allison Osterberg, Associate Planner, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mailed to:

Thurston County Resource Stewardship Department
Long Range Planning, ATTN: Allison Osterberg
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

The deadline for written comments is 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20. Thurston County Commissioners may choose to approve the amendment at the public hearing, or they may request that staff make changes to the proposal following the public hearing.

October 19, 2015