West Bay Sidewalk Project In Olympia

Beginning August 11, the City's contractor, Harlow Construction Company Inc., will start construction of the West Bay Sidewalk Project. This project will construct a sidewalk and curb on the west side of West Bay Drive, connecting the existing sidewalk at Brawne Avenue to the existing sidewalk at Smyth Landing. When it is complete there will be over a mile of continuous sidewalk from Harrison Avenue to Elliott Avenue. The new sidewalk will be separated from the roadway by planter strips where feasible and will include concrete retaining walls at several locations.

The project design includes public art, which incorporates the poetry of a local poet into the retaining walls and sidewalk along with designs on the face of the retaining walls that honor the vibrant logging and lumber industry that existed in this area.

Additional work includes stormwater system improvements that will collect rain water flowing off the new sidewalk and route this water through biofiltration units that will remove a variety of pollutants from the stormwater runoff before discharging this treated stormwater to West Bay.

Construction is expected to be complete by November 2014.

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SR 302 Drivers In Mason County Should Expect Resurfacing, Delays

ALLYN – Drivers on State Route 302 in Mason County should be prepared for delays one day next week as Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews resurface a portion of the highway. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic escorted by a pilot car as they approach the intersection with State Route 3. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should use extreme caution in the work zone due to loose rocks on the roadway and shoulder. The project will rehabilitate and extend the life of the roadway. Washington State Department of Transportation – August 1, 2014

Shelton School District Board of Directors Meeting July 31

NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. DATE: July 31, 2014. TIME: 10:00 a.m. LOCATION: Board Room, CHOICE High School,807 W. Pine Street, Shelton, WA PURPOSE: 1) Interview candidate for the open Director District #1 school board position - possible action to follow. 2) Explanation of 2014-2015 summary budget plan.

Tumwater Street Painting Aug 1-2

On Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, 2014, road crews will be painting new center lines, edge lines and bike lanes on streets throughout the City of Tumwater. Work may begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue to approximately 8:30 p.m. Some traffic delays are expected as motorists are encouraged not to pass painting equipment or travel over freshly painted lines.

Please avoid driving over wet paint. The paint striping vehicle will be equipped with flashing lights, followed by at least one other vehicle with advisory signs. To avoid getting paint on your vehicle, do not pass the paint striping equipment and do not drive across painted lines if you see striping activity in the area. If you get paint on your vehicle, wash it off immediately (without scrubbing).

This work will be completed by the City of Tumwater Public Works Department with assistance from the Lewis County Public Works road crew. The application of striping and pavement markings requires dry weather conditions. If inclement weather prohibits work, the schedule will be extended to the following weekend.

Contact the City of Tumwater Public Works Operations and Maintenance Division at (360) 754-4150 for more information. July 29, 2014