Surface Transportation Program Project Proposals

Public Review and Comment



Proposals are available for public review and comment from November 13, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 27. Please send all comments in an email to brewstp@trpc.org or send a letter to:
   
Paul Brewster, Senior Planner
Thurston Regional Planning Council
2424 Heritage Court SW, Suite A
Olympia, WA 98502

Be sure to include either the project ID number or the title with your comment, as well as your own name and address.

All comments received will be provided to TRPC policy makers for their consideration when evaluating proposals.


Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendments



This public review supports an amendment to the 2018-2021 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). TRPC will conduct its final review and selection of projects on Friday, December 1.  All projects selected by TRPC for funding will be included in a RTIP amendment package in January, 2017. RTIP Amendments with federal funding are subsequently included in the State Transportation Improvement Program.

Project ID  Applicant Proposal  Phase   STP Request  Total Project Cost  Priority Status Distribution
2018 STP 01  RainierR Binghampton Streetscape
Project Phase 1
 CN  $95,150  $332,333  Priority  Rural
2018 STP 02 YelmU SW Mosman Avenue Phase 2 PE, ROW  $338,100  $1,653,000  Priority Urban
2018 STP 03 TumwaterU Desoto Street Stabilization and Rehabilitation  PE, CN  $328,000    $1,200,000  Alternate  Urban
2018 STP 04 Thurston CountyR or U Mullen Road - Lacey City Limits to Carpenter Road - Construction  Study  $259,000  $300,000  Alternate  Urban
               
Notes: R=projects in rural areas; U=Urban. Codes for Phase: PE=Preliminary Engineering (design); ROW=Right-of-Way; CN=Con

STP Project Descriptions

Binghampton Streetscape Project Phase 1

 

Agency: City of Lacey Project ID Number: 2018 STP 01 Priority Request: Primary
Grant Request: $95,150 Match: $14,850 Total Cost: $332,333
Phase: Construction  Project Duration: 2018 Has other federal funds? Yes
Location: Binghampton Street (SR 507) from Minnesota Street to Dakota Avenue


Project Overview


The Binghampton Streetscape Project (Phase 1) will enhance pedestrian space in downtown Rainier and improve crossing opportunities for residents, shoppers and students. The project will install two pedestrian-activated flashing beacons, landscaping strips, and sidewalk extensions (bulb-outs) along Binghampton Street between Minnesota Street and Dakota Avenue, both of which connect directly to the high school and middle school located directly south of the project area. The crosswalks have the highest pedestrian use for accessing the school facilities. Crosswalk signage improvements and bulbouts will shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians and increase both pedestrian and driver visibility. The new section of sidewalk on the north side of Binghampton provides safer access to businesses and significantly increases the separation of pedestrians and vehicles with the use of limited driveways and landscape strips. The design of this project has been completed and approved for construction by WSDOT. TRPC awarded this proposal $23,355 in Transportation Alternatives Program funding in 2017. Additional funding is necessary for the construction phase of this project.


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SW Mosman Avenue Phase 2

Agency: City of Yelm Project ID Number: 2018 STP 02 Priority Request: Primary
Grant Request: $338,100 Match: $53,900 Total Cost: $1,653,300
Phase: Engineering and Construction  Project Duration: 2018 Has other federal funds? Yes
Location: Mosman Avenue SW from Longmire Street SW to Railroad Street SW


Project Overview


The SW Mosman Avenue project consists of extension and rehabilitation/reconstruction and preservation of SW Mosman Ave, from SW Railroad Street to Longmire Street SE, approximately 1,500 feet, with the new roadway connecting from Solberg Street to Longmire Street, approximately 600 feet. The new roadway alignment will transverse a portion of the Tahoma Valley Golf and Country Club property. This portion over the golf and country club property requires a relocation plan and right-of-way (ROW) acquisition.
Improvements include new pavement with two travel lanes, various locations for turn lanes and parking lanes, bike lanes, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, landscaping, ADA improvements, illumination, storm water facilities, and adjusting utilities to grade along with other miscellaneous improvements. The new Mosman Avenue/Longmire Street intersection will be stop controlled with turn lanes. TRPC awarded this project a $155,700 STP grant in 2013. The current grant request will be used to complete engineering and to acquire ROW.


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Desoto Street Stabilization and Rehabilitation

Agency: City of Tumwater Project ID Number: 2018 STP 03 Priority Request: Alternate
Grant Request: $328,000 Match: $52,000 Total Cost: $1,250,000
Phase: Engineering and Construction  Project Duration: 2018 Has other federal funds? Yes
Location: Desoto Street and 4th Avenue SW from North 2nd Avenue SW to Emerson Street


Project Overview


This project includes reconstruction of Desoto Street and 4th Avenue. The eastbound lane is exhibiting sagging and subsidence. Proposed improvements include slope stabilization as determined through design and reconstruction of the road. Other improvements include curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bike lane, illumination, drainage and possible utility rehabilitation or replacement. TRPC awarded this project a $700,000 STP grant in 2017. Additional funding is necessary for the design and construction for the slope stabilization component of the project.


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Thruston County Mobility Strategy

Agency: Thurston County Project ID Number: 2018 STP 04 Priority Request: Alternate
Grant Request: $259,500 Match: $40,500 Total Cost: $300,000
Phase: Study  Project Duration: 2018 Has other federal funds? No
Location: Various corridors throughout Thurston County – see Project Overview


Project Overview


Many county arterials are congested, and growth projections show congestion will grow worse in the future. These arterials serve as primary intermodal transportation connections between communities, between urban centers and rural areas, and connections to state routes. There are limitations, however, to addressing the congestion through road widening, including funding, environmental concerns, and physical (right-of-way) limitations. Like their urban counterparts – Strategy Corridors – these critical corridors require strategies other than road widening to address congestion in these rural arterial corridors. This study will evaluate different strategies, make recommendations for implementation ultimately forming a proactive rural mobility strategy for Thurston County. The study will focus on rural roadways that are:


  1. Rural/urban transition area, which is generally contiguous with the growth boundaries of Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater, and features higher density traffic volumes than the remainder of the rural county. These areas are predominately in the Census Urbanized Area.
     
  2. Rural strategy corridors, which include roads such as Old Highway 99, South Bay Road, and Rainier Road, which are essentially built out today at two travel lanes and experience relatively high levels of congestion during peak periods, and in lieu of road widening, alternatives (e.g. intersection controls, or extending/increasing transit service) may be applied to mitigate congestion.

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