County Begins Update of Solid Waste Plan at May 14 Meeting

Public invited to attend and participate in plan update with Solid Waste Advisory Committee. The Thurston County Solid Waste Division will begin an update of the county’s solid waste plan beginning Thursday, May 14 at the regular meeting of the Thurston County Solid Waste Advisory Committee. State law requires all counties and cities in Washington to have a comprehensive solid waste plan that is reviewed and updated every five years.

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May 9 & 10 - Intermittent closures on I-5 NB Exit #105 in Olympia Saturday and Sunday

OLYMPIA – Washington State Department of Transportation crews will intermittently close the northbound Interstate 5 exit to the Port of Olympia and the Capitol Campus (#105) Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, to usher in some four-legged weed warriors. Goats, being used in a weed control pilot project under the Capitol Campus Interchange, will be loaded into the area near the exit ramp and the Henderson Boulevard roundabout both Saturday and Sunday. Drivers should take alternate routes into Olympia or allow extra time in case of traffic delays during those times

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May 20 - Public invited to open house for interim trail plan at Miller Peninsula property

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to learn about the draft interim trail plan for the Miller Peninsula State Park Property at an open house in Sequim. State Parks staff will present the draft plan from 6 to 7:30 p.m., May 20, at the Guy Cole Conference Center, 202 N Blake Ave., Sequim. (Directions: The Miller Peninsula State Park Property includes more than 2,800 acres in Clallam County, north of Highway 101 and east of  Sequim. The property is primarily upland forest with more than 3 miles of shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Discovery Bay.

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May 8 & 9 - Overnight Tacoma Narrows Bridge lane closures scheduled Friday and Saturday nights

GIG HARBOR – Motorists who use eastbound State Route 16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will encounter double-lane closures during the overnight hours on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, for bridge maintenance work. Westbound SR 16 lanes will not be affected. The eastbound lane closures will take place between hours of 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. each night. Real-time traffic information is available on the Washington State Department of Transportation’s travel alerts web pages or by calling 5-1-1.