​Questions and inquiries regarding News Release content should be directed to the Thurston County Public Information Officer:

Meghan Porter

Bryan Dominique

Thurston County News Release


Current News Releases

Past News Releases

Legal Notices


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Project Manager Theresa Parsons
Keith Eisner, PIO, 786-5245

Final Paving of Yelm Hwy. Scheduled to Begin Friday

Final paving of Yelm Highway from Rich Road to Boulevard Road is scheduled for Friday, May 11, and Monday, May 14, weather permitting. The south side of Yelm Highway will be paved on Friday, the north side on Monday, and side roads on Tuesday. During some of the paving work, access to Yelm Highway at Laura, Glenmore and Boulevard Extension will be restricted. Traffic will be detoured to Rich Road via Haig Drive. At times, access to private properties will be restricted for approximately half an hour to roll and cool the asphalt sufficiently for vehicular traffic. Motorists are advised to expect significant delays and to take alternate routes when possible. A map of alternate routes is available at the county's Yelm Highway blog, yelmhighwayinfo.blogspot.com



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3