One-Day Road Closure on Rich Road Near Old Highway 99: Feb. 28
Work on BNSF tracks at Rich Road near Old Highway 99 will close Rich Road just east of Old Highway 99 on Tuesday, February 28. The railroad will raise the track to better align with the existing roadway surface. A marked detour route using Old Highway 99, Henderson Boulevard, Yelm Highway and Rich Road north of 89th Street will be in effect. The work is expected to begin at about 6:00 a.m. and conclude at about 6:00 p.m. Motorists are encouraged to include extra time in their travel plans.-30-
Track alignment will be a two-step process. Following the raising of the rails on February 28, Thurston County Public Works and BNSF will restore the pavement around the tracks at a later date as weather permits. This work will require lane restrictions, but not a road closure. More information is available by contacting Roads Maintenance at 786-5495 or BNSF spokesperson Gus Melonas at 206-625-6220.