Preparations Begin For Final Paving On SR 510

YELM – Drivers who use State Route 510 between Yelm and Lacey should be prepared for potential delays as preparatory work occurs on Thursday, May 1, for final paving on two SR 510 roundabouts at Reservation Road and Yelm Highway. From 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, to 5 a.m. on Friday, May 2, flaggers will reduce SR 510 to one alternating lane of traffic between Yelm Highway and Reservation Road.

At that time, motorists will also notice a change in the intersection of SR 510 and Yelm Highway. Crews working on the project will shift traffic off a bypass road, which had been used over several months to divert traffic away from one roundabout, and back onto Yelm Highway. If the contractor is unable to finish the work Thursday night, the same traffic restrictions will occur Friday night. The work is in preparation for the project’s final paving later this spring. At that time, both roundabouts will open in their final two-lane configurations.

April 29, 2014

“Bridging the Gap” Project Causes Traffic Restrictions

Motorists advised to avoid Pacific Avenue Work Site Late Wednesday and Early Thursday

OLYMPIA -- Late Night Work on the Pacific Avenue Pedestrian Bridge will result in some traffic restrictions Late Wednesday night this week.  Delays will continue into early morning Thursday.  


Landslide Protections Focus Of Forest Practices Board Meeting

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Forest Practices Board, an independent state agency that makes rules regarding timber harvest, will hold a special board meeting on May 12, focused on landslide science and regulatory protections. This day-long meeting will review what’s known about the Oso Landslide, consider the latest scientific information, and discuss the state’s regulatory approach to protecting public safety and public resources.


Satsop Business Park

The Satsop Business Park is looking for potential operators of the 255,000 square-foot former NewWood Corporation facility and its manufacturing equipment. They've issued a a Request for Proposals (RFP) that asks potential operators to identify one of three scenarios in which they would utilize the facility including

  • As an operator and manufacturer of the NewWood product, using all of the assets and intellectual property
  • As a manufacturer of a different product using some or all of the equipment assets
  • As a manufacturer of a different product using none of the equipment assets.

Constructed and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, along with the patents to manufacture a sustainable building product, the Satsop Business Park offers a great partnership opportunity. Manager of Business Development, Alissa Shay also says the park allows for a capable company to establish a United States manufacturing base by utilizing an existing multi-million dollar facility without the upfront investment required of new construction. The deadline for submitting a proposal is May 30. Preference will be given to proposals that will create long term economic development and employment opportunities within the community. More information and a full copy of the RFP can be found online.