Paving Delays in Tumwater – Sapp Rd Area

Travelers should expect significant delays through the construction zone of the Sapp/Rural/Linwood Water System Improvements Project, where crews will complete paving activities this week. Paving operations begin Tuesday, August 27 and are expected to be complete by Friday, August 30, if the weather conditions remain favorable.

Local traffic will have access through the construction area, but significant delays are expected. Travelers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Paving operations will move from the Rural Road SW and Linwood Avenue SW portion of the project, north toward Sapp Road SW to the end of the water main replacement.

For more information about the project, please visit the City of Tumwater's website. Sign up for the City of Tumwater's "Construction Alerts & Updates" email list on the website to receive construction notices directly from the City.

Please contact the City of Tumwater Public Works Department at (360) 754-4140 with specific questions or concerns.

August 27, 2013/Press Release City of Tumwater, Public Works Department

TRL Board Meeting Aug 28

The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 1:00 pm at the Mountain View Timberland Library located at 210 Silverbrook Road, Randle, WA 98377. The meeting is open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.

Tahuya River Road Culvert Replacement Extended

The Tahuya River Road closure will be extended through 9/12/13. The culvert replacement project has been delayed due to material procurement, but is making great strides toward completion. The new 70' long by 14' wide aluminum culvert will enable fish passage on a tributary of the Tahuya River and remove a chronic environmental deficiency of the roadway and nearby homestead.


Previous Press Release:
County Forces Project: County Road Project 1856, Tahuya River Road Culvert Replacement Project.

The Mason County Board of Commissioners and Public Works Department would like to inform the public that the culvert replacement project on Tahuya River Road, County Road Project 1856 will be constructed by the use of County Forces.

The project, along with a road closure, will start at 8:00am Monday, August 12, 2013 at milepost 1.23 and is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 4:30pm. The project requires the removal of an undersized culvert to be replaced with a fish passable aluminum pipe arch. The County Engineer estimates the project to cost approximately $135,000.

A portion of the funding for this project will be from Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) in the approximate amount of $81,000. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Public Works at (360) 427-9670, Ext. 450. BOARD OF MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

August 27, 2013/ Press Release Mason County Department of Public Works

Annual Bicycle And Pedestrian Count Oct. 1 - 3

Call for volunteers: Help tally Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall
OLYMPIA –Nearly 60,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were counted by volunteers across Washington during a three-day survey in 2012. About 400 volunteers will be needed again this fall to count the number of people who ride bike or walk to their destinations.

“Counting bicyclists and pedestrians helps us more accurately measure demand, gauge the results of our investments and plan for future improvement projects,” said Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson. “We couldn’t document the number of people walking and biking without the help of many volunteers from across the state.”