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SR 510 - SE of Reservation Rd. - Intersection Improvements

Status

April 2014

  • Work could lead to occasional and brief traffic impacts between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • The project's final paving is planned late spring.
  • WSDOT hosted a ceremony to celebrate the extraordinary cooperation by multiple jurisdictions that brought the project to construction almost a year ahead of schedule. View pictures here.

Overview
This ongoing 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.

The roundabout designs at these two intersections are meant to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions as well as improve traffic flow in the area. For more information on the benefits of roundabouts ...

The End Result
In this project, crews are constructing roundabouts at the Yelm Highway and Reservation Road intersections. SR 510 roundabouts will be connected with a four-lane highway.

Project Benefits
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?
Construction begain in the summer of 2013.  Work is scheduled to be complete in summer 2014.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 351032A
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $4,636
Total $4,636

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

 

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Steve Fuchs
Project Engineer
360-570-6752

Claudia Bingham Baker
Communications Manager
360-357-2789

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