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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Matt Unzelman, Civil Engineer, (360) 867-2335 or unzelmm@co.thurston.wa.us

Public Encouraged to Attend an Open House Regarding Mullen Road Project
January 13 4pm Timberline High School

OLYMPIA -Residents who live along, or frequently use Mullen Road, are urged to attend an open house on January 13 regarding road improvements to enhance safety and reduce traffic congestion. The public meeting will run from 4 pm to 8 pm at Timberline High School. Attendees can become familiar with the project and its benefits, ask questions and provide feedback to Thurston County Public Works staff.

Details about the project-

Location- Mullen Road - From the Lacey city limits (Timberline High School) to Carpenter Road SE

Proposed Improvements: Roundabout at Mullen Road/Carpenter Road intersection, bike lanes, sidewalks and street lights on both sides of the roadway, left turn lanes on Mullen Road at the Rumac Street and Glen Terra Drive intersections, fish passage and storm water improvements.

Project Status: Thurston County Public Works is in the early design phase of the project. Staff will be submitting for environmental permits in early 2016. This project is expected to be constructed in 2018 and 2019.

This stretch of road carries nearly 10,000 cars per day and is within a fast growing area of Thurston County. Civil Engineer Matt Unzelman says the safety of the public, especially students, is a key reason for the project. "This section of Mullen Road is the missing link for a road with sidewalks and bike lanes between College Street and Carpenter Road. This project extends the Mullen Road improvements recently completed by the City of Lacey." Mullen Road is an Intercity Transit Bus Route and provides direct access to Timberline High School, Lakes Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and Lacey Fire Station #33.

The Mullen Road project is estimated to cost around $6-million dollars which will come from a combination of federal, state and local funding.

What- Open House presentation regarding a major renovation to Mullen Road
When- January 13, from 4 pm to 8 pm
Where-Timberline High School, 6120 Mullen Road SE Lacey Wa. 98503



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3