WSDOT is working with stakeholders and community members to gather feedback on the project’s selected Build Alternative throughout the environmental review process. In May 2018, WSDOT convened a Stakeholder Advisory Group representing the City of Yelm, Thurston County, Intercity Transit and Thurston Regional Planning Council. The role of the Stakeholder Advisory Group members is to identify community priorities, provide feedback and keep their communities informed
WSDOT held an in-person open house on September 27, 2018 at the Yelm Community Center. Over 100 people attended to learn more about the project, view the proposed intersection and road improvements, and share their feedback. The project team reviewed all public comments, recorded them and considered them in the design and environmental studies.
This online open house is WSDOT’s next step to include community input in project designs. We will be reporting what we’ve heard via the project website, email updates, and community briefings. Please sign up for email updates and visit the project website for more information.