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


Thurston County Surplus Items Online Sale

Thurston County is holding an auction for surplus office equipment. Items will be available for bid starting Tuesday August 5 at 9 am and closing Tuesday August 12 at 9 am.

Those interested in viewing the items or bidding should go to www.publicsurplus.com to register as a bidder. There is no cost to register. Condition of the items vary and are sold on an “as-is” and “where is” basis.

Payment terms are Cash, Cashier’s Check, or Certified Check made payable to Thurston County. No personal checks can be accepted. Exact change required for cash payments.

For questions please call Thurston County Central Services at 786-5598.

Thurston County Public Notice - July 29, 2014

I-90 closure schedule For Blue Angels

The F/A-18 Blue Angels over Seattle is sure to thrill crowds during Seafair, but drivers are going to need to plan an alternate route to prevent their travel plans from going bust while the jets are airborne.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is required by the Federal Aviation Administration to close the Interstate 90 floating bridge five times to drivers, walkers and cyclists this weekend while the Blue Angels practice for and perform at the Seafair Airshow.

Thursday, July 31: 9:45 a.m. – noon; 1:15 – 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Friday, Aug. 1: 12:15 to 2:40 p.m. (practice)
Saturday, Aug. 2: 12:15 to 2:40 p.m. (Seafair airshow)
Sunday, Aug. 3: 12:15 to 2:40 p.m. (Seafair airshow)

See full schedule on WSDOT

July 28, 2014

More Road Closures Along I-5 Near JBLM

The ramp and weigh station will close each night at 10 p.m. Monday, July 28, through Thursday, July 31. They will reopen each following morning at 4 a.m. The closures are necessary while crews finish work on the one-lane access road from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to Center Drive. Drivers headed to northbound I-5 should use the Steilacoom-DuPont Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 or find another alternate route. Once the ramp work is completed, drivers using the Center Drive on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be able to take a free left turn, while a new stop sign will provide traffic control for JBLM drivers.

The current one-lane road from JBLM to Center Drive was originally built as an emergency access road not intended for routine use. As part of WSDOT’s ongoing efforts to improve I-5 traffic flow through the JBLM area, the ramp modifications will allow continual use by JBLM personnel exiting the base.

Revisions to the Center Drive interchange are one of several improvements that WSDOT and its regional partners are working on to help reduce traffic congestion along I-5.