The project is currently on advertisement for contract bids
. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer.
WSDOT is working with utility companies to relocate facilities impacted by the project.
WSDOT has acquired easements for the right-of-way necessary to construct the project.
A new project on SR 510 will reduce the potential for collisions and improve traffic flow for Thurston County motorists by building roundabouts at the intersections of SR 510 with Reservation Road and Yelm Highway.
View the proposed new roundabouts (pdf 634kb).
Why is WSDOT
building roundabouts on SR 510 at the intersections with Reservation Road and Yelm Highway?
These intersections experience a high rate of collisions and congestion during peak hours. Reconfiguring these intersections as roundabouts has a high potential for reducing the frequency and severity of collisions and improving mobility.
WSDOT, Thurston County and the Nisqually Indian Tribe completed an Intersection Alternatives Study in 2011. This study found that constructing roundabouts at these two intersections would provide the most effective solution.
WSDOT has initiated the design for a roundabout at each of these intersections that will reduce the frequency and severety of collisions as well as improve traffic flow in the area. For more information on the benefits of roundabouts ...
The End Result
this project will construct roundabouts at the Yelm Highway and Reservation Road intersections. SR 510 roundabouts will be connected with a four-lane highway.
Our goal is to make safety improvements that will help reduce the potential for injury and fatal collisions, help improve safety, and reduce congestion.
What is the project timeline?
The project is currently in the final design phase. The project will be advertised for bids the spring of 2013, with construction beginning this summer. The new roundabouts are scheduled to be open to traffic by the fall of 2013.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
This project is funded from the following sources:
$116,329Total available funding from all sources - $5,011,934
How can I get more information?
Brenden Clarke, Project Engineer
P.O. Box 47440
Olympia, WA 98504-7440
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