Partial Closure Of Chehalis Western Trail Oct. 18

The Chehalis Western Trail in Thurston County will be closed all day Friday, October 18 in the area from 103rd Avenue to Stedman Road. The partial closure is to allow a large piece of construction equipment to be brought in to perform stabilization of the trail in that vicinity. No traffic of any kind will be allowed on that segment of the trail during the closure. County work crews expect the trail to re-open by 5 p.m. Friday.

October 18, 2013/Thurston County News Release

New Family Justice Center In Thurston County

Services for domestic violence, sexual assault now in downtown Olympia. October 14, 2013 marked the public opening of the Thurston County Family Justice Center in downtown Olympia. This is a collaborative program of the Family Support Center of South Sound, the Thurston County Clerk’s Office, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, and the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The Thurston County Family Justice Center provides advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in criminal cases, assists with civil protection orders and civil family law matters, and provides referrals to social services and other kinds of support.

The official opening of the Family Justice Center was highlighted by greetings from First Lady Trudi Inslee and a keynote address by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Mrs. Inslee noted that the Thurston County Family Justice Center, based on a national best-practices model of service delivery, is only the second such center in Washington State; the first being the Crystal Judson Center in Tacoma.


Pacific Avenue Stormwater Pipe Repair

What’s Happening
Beginning the week of October 21, 2013 and continuing through November 1, 2013, the City’s contractor will dig out and replace an existing 15” stormwater pipe that is failing. Work will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Traffic Impacts
Work will occur in the vicinity of the 2700 block of Pacific Avenue. At least one lane of traffic will be open during construction. Traffic control and flaggers will be in place, so please use caution when traveling through the area. Travelers may experience delays, and are asked to consider using alternate routes. Driveway entrances to businesses will remain open throughout the project.

October 17, 2013/ City of Olympia Public Notice


Olympia LED Streetlight Conversion

About the Project
From now through January, Olympia’s city-owned streetlights will be converted from existing HPS (High Pressure Sodium) to new Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. A contract firm, the Light Doctor, is performing the work. The general schedule is as follows:

  • Westside October
  • Southeast November
  • Northeast December
  • Downtown January