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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 28, 2014
Brandon Hicks, Construction & Engineering Support Manager, 360-867-2358  or hicksb@co.thurston.wa.us

"Bridging the Gap" Project Causes Traffic Restrictions
Motorists advised to avoid Pacific Avenue Work Site Late Wednesday and Early Thursday

OLYMPIA - Late night work on the Pacific Avenue pedestrian Bridge will result in some traffic restrictions late Wednesday night this week. Delays will continue into early morning Thursday.

Thurston County Public Works' contractor will set girders for the pedestrian bridge over Pacific Avenue between the hours of 10p.m. on Wednesday night, ending at 4:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The most severe road restriction will occur between the hours of midnight, 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Motorists are advised to expect delays of up to 15 minutes while the girders are being positioned and set. The use of alternate routes is advised. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic.

The Pacific Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, slated to be completed by Thurston County Public Works at the end of this year, is the last of three bridges in the "Bridging the Gap" project that will eventually link the Chehalis Western Trail with the Woodland Trail and the Interstate-5 Bike Trail.

The first bridge, spanning I-5, was opened for foot and bike travel in February, 2007. The second bridge, spanning Martin Way, was opened in 2009. Once completed, the Bridging the Gap project will link a 22 mile north/south transportation corridor with the 14 mile Yelm to Tenino Trail and the 12 mile Woodland Trail.

For more information, call Thurston County Public Works at 360-867-2300.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3