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Thurston County Connection
June, 2014
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Have a Fun and Safe, Boating Season!

Please be Safe While Swimming or Rafting.

Sheriff’s Office Awards Ceremonies

How much money did you throw in your garbage can today?

Take a Tour on Thurston County’s Bountiful Byway

Trolleys a Big Hit! (‘til it rains)

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 Yelm Highway Project Update.

Thanks to drivers for their patience.

Good progress has been made in the first six months of the Yelm Highway Project. Accomplishments include:

  • Clearing of vegetation.
  • Demolition of three houses.
  • Extension of the stormwater retention pond at Boulevard Heights.
  • Excavation of the stormwater retention pond near Brassfield Road.


Currently, major work is concentrated on the upgrade and installation of the City of Olympia sewer and water system and utility relocation between Boulevard Road and Henderson Boulevard. This phase is expected to continue through the winter.

The next phase of the project will include:

Construction of the sewer lift station.

Construction of the remote chemical feed station.

Construction of retaining/sound walls.

Road grading.


We thank residents, motorists and bicyclists for your patience and cooperation during this project. We also thank area businesses for their cooperation, and remind citizens that businesses and services located in the construction zone are open and accessible throughout the project. More Information:
  • Thurston County Public Works: 754-4580, or try the Yelm Highway Info website.
  • Receive fast-breaking project news via Twitter: information at the site listed above.
  • Also—look for reader board signs along the construction site.

By Keith Eisner

Project staging near Brassfield Road. Project staging near Brassfield Road.

Laying new pipe near Boulevard Road. Laying new pipe near Boulevard Road.