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Thurston County Connection
December, 2014
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Changes at Thurston County Superior Court

(More) Changes at Thurston County Superior Court

County Benefits from “JBLM Day of Service”

It’s official!

Health Systems Doing a Good Job of Tracking Illnesses

Families Welcome New Members

Perfection is Reality for County Waste Water Treatment Plant

Less Leftovers, More Joy

The Klondike Kings and the telegraph to nowhere

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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.