2020-2022 Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) Grant Proposals

Public Review and Comment


The project proposals are available for public review and comment beginning May 14, 2018. Comments are due to TRPC no later than 5:00 p.m. PST, Friday, May 25. 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 the title of the proposal with your comment, as well as your name and address.

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

Summary of Proposals
TRPC will award approximately $6,709,000 STP grant funds to projects that will start between 2020 and 2022. Twelve grant proposals and two alternate proposals were submitted for consideration. The applicants’ combined requests total $6,662,333. Click on the titles to view project descriptions and obtain a link to the proposal’s complete grant application. Learn more about STP project eligibility.

APPLICANT  PROPOSAL   FUNDING REQUEST
Intercity Transit Pattison Street Facility Renovation and Expansion Project - Phase II
 $922,846
Lacey College Street Corridor Improvements Phase 3
 $905,180
Olympia Fones Road Project
 $1,176,803
Tenino Sussex Crossing Improvements II
 $60,009
Thurston County Yelm Highway and Meridian Intersection Project
 $1,300,000
Thurston County Thurston County Rural Mobility Strategy
 $300,000
Thurston County Case Road Fish Barrier Removal
 $500,000
Thurston County Yelm Hwy & Pacific Ave Pedestrian Improvements Phase 1
 $475,000
Thurston County Countywide Restoration and Resurfacing Project 2019 (Alternate)*  $1,800,000
Thurston County and Intercity Transit Martin Way Corridor Study - East  $193,250
TRPC Thurston County Bicycle Map 7th Ed  $38,925
Tumwater Old Hwy 99 / 79th Ave Roundabout
 $657,000
Tumwater Citywide Pavement Restoration or Resurfacing (Alternate)*
 $657,000
Yelm SW Mosman Avenue Phase 2  $133,320
  TOTAL Grant Funds Requested $6,662,333

 *Applicant submitted an alternate proposal to be funded in lieu of a higher priority proposal that can’t meet its obligation deadline.

STP Proposal Descriptions

Pattison Street Facility Renovation and Expansion Project

 Agency: Intercity Transit
 Grant Request: $922,846
 Match: $144,028
 Total Cost: $1,066,874
 Phase: Construction
 Project Date: 2020
 Location: Pattison Street, Olympia

Project Overview

Intercity Transit's Maintenance, Operations and Administrative (MOA) facility opened for service in 1985.  It was designed to support 80 vehicles and today supports the maintenance and operation of over 400. Space constraints necessitate the facility operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  IT operations, maintenance, administrative staff, as well as approximately 700 volunteer vanpool drivers, park, fuel and ready vehicles for service day and night in this far too constrained space. 

This project will renovate existing facilities and expand the operation enabling Intercity Transit to better support existing services as well as address the growing needs of our communities.  It will preserve our current investment in the Pattison Street MOA facility as well as enhance the safety and the efficiency of service delivery.

Link to the full project application


College Street Corridor Improvements Phase 3

 Agency: Lacey
 Grant Request: $905,180
 Match: $141,270
 Total Cost: $1,046,450
 Phase: Design and Engineering
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: College St SE from 18th Ave to Lacey Blvd

Project Overview

This project will complete the design to improve College Street from 18th Avenue SE to Lacey Boulevard SE per the College St Corridor Plan. This project is the third phase of a multi-phased project on the College Street corridor to enhance multi-modal access, reduce speed, provide enhanced pedestrian accessibility and improve overall safety.
College Street is the busiest corridor within the City of Lacey with many residential neighborhoods directly adjacent to the corridor. The corridor leads directly to commercial districts and activity centers. College Street also lacks access management that causes a significant amount of conflicts. This project will reduce the conflict points with a raised median, and slow down vehicular traffic with a roundabout, allowing pedestrians and bicyclists to safely utilize College Street to get to homes, businesses and schools.

Link to the full project application


Fones Road Project


 Agency: Olympia
 Grant Request: $1,176,803
 Match: $184,897
 Total Cost: $1,361,700
 Phase: Design and Engineering
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Fones Road, 18th Avenue to Pacific Avenue


Project Overview

Fones Road is a major north/south connection between downtown Olympia, the I-5 corridor, southeast Olympia and Lacey. The City of Olympia envisions a multi-modal corridor along Fones Road. A predesign study is under way to define the specific scope of improvement to this street. Improvements are needed to address:
  • Vehicle capacity: the current level of service (LOS) E is unacceptable and is projected to be LOS F within the next six years.
  • Truck access to industrial sites.
  • Access management along the length of the corridor to reduce the potential for collisions.
  • Safe and inviting bicycle facilities, to help people access the Olympia Woodland Trail at the north end of the corridor.
  • Safe and inviting pedestrian facilities including sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and landscaping along the street.

Link to the full project application


Sussex Crossing Improvements II

 Agency: Tenino
 Grant Request: $60,009
 Match: $9,366
 Total Cost: $69,375
 Phase: Design and Construction
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Sussex Ave and Hodgden

Project Overview

In Tenino, Sussex Avenue is the community's main street and doubles as State Route 507, a highway of statewide significance that is important for both vehicular travel and freight mobility through the region. However, there are issues with safety, mobility, and access for pedestrians crossing the highway. A similar 2016 STP Grant saw the installation of High Visibility Crossing devices at the busiest pedestrian intersection (Sussex and Custer), and on one-half of the corners at the second busiest intersection (Sussex and Ritter). With this grant cycle, we would like to protect all four corners of the third busiest intersection (Sussex and Hodgden.) "Busiest," as used here, means by pedestrians ... Both Custer and Ritter are used by elementary, junior, and high-school students, while Hodgden is used predominantly by customers of the Post Office, City Hall, the Fire District, and the commercial enterprises on both sides of Sussex Avenue, but also by students as well. The anticipated benefits of this proposal include: 1) increasing safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers alike, and 2) improving safety along State Route 507 where it functions as Tenino's Main Street.

Link to the full project application

Yelm Highway and Meridian Intersection Project

 Agency: Thurston County
 Grant Request: $1,300,000
 Match: $700,000
 Total Cost: $2,000,000
 Phase: Construction
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Yelm Hwy and Meridian Rd Intersection

Project Overview

This project is needed to improve the safety and mobility for the Yelm Hwy and Meridian Rd intersection.  This intersection has the 4th highest crash rate of all 712 public road intersections in Thurston County.  Over 30% of the collisions are injury collisions and 65% of them are angle collisions.  Current operations do not meet current rural adopted Level of Service requirements (part urban/rural intersection). This project will construct a single lane roundabout which is the preferred alternative. This project is also included in the Thurston County Traffic Impact Study as a capacity project.  Other project benefits include reduced speeds and access control near the intersection, improved pedestrian crossings and widened paved shoulders.

This request is for construction funds only.

* Note: This proposal was revised on 5/18/2018 to include information about roundabout construction in the project description.

Link to the full project application

Thurston County Rural Mobility Strategy

 Agency: Thurston County
 Grant Request: $300,000
 Match: $50,000
 Total Cost: $350,000
 Phase: Study
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Throughout Thurston County

Project Overview

Many of the arterials in Thurston County connecting urban areas to rural communities are congested today, and growth projections show congestion will increase in the future. 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 need strategies other than road widening to address congestion.This study will evaluate different strategies, and make recommendations for implementation.

Link to the full project application


Case Road Fish Barrier Removal

Agency: Thurston County Grant Request: $500,000
Match: $250,000  Total Cost: $750,000 
Phase: Construction  Project Date: 2020-2022 
Location: Case Road, milepost 4.91

Project Overview

This project will replace a culvert structure where a tributary of Beaver Creek crosses Case Road.  The existing culvert is a partial fish passage barrier, and is located approximately 250 feet downstream of another partial barrier crossing under Interstate 5.  The I-5 crossing is one of WSDOT's uncorrected barriers subject to injunction.  The County's Fish Passage Enhancement Program has ranked the Case Road culvert among the highest priority culverts in part due to the proximity to the WSDOT injunction culvert.

The removal of both the Case Road culvert (this project) and the WSDOT culvert will allow access to over half a mile of habitat. 
  
This request is for construction funds only.

Link to the full project application

Yelm Hwy and Pacific Ave Pedestrian Improvements Phase 1

 Agency: Thurston County
 Grant Request: $475,000
 Match: $100,000
 Total Cost: $575,000
 Phase: Design and Construction
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Yelm Hwy SE and Pacific Ave SE

Project Overview

This request is for the design and construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and crosswalk improvements for the Yelm Hwy (Rich Rd to Lacey City Limits) and Pacific Ave (City Limits to Steilacoom Rd) corridors.  Both corridors have high vehicle speeds and traffic volumes. Crosswalks only exist at signalized intersections within the corridor limits which creates long distances without marked crossings.  ADA facilities updates (e.g., curb ramps) will be also be included as part of the of this project.   It is not anticipated this project will complete all the ADA upgrades on both corridors but will provide design plans necessary to complete them later.  A study was recently completed to identify improvements within these corridors.  The study included stakeholder workshops, as well as public outreach.

Link to the full project application

Countywide Restoration and Resurfacing Project 2019 (Alternate)*

 Agency: Thurston County
 Grant Request: $1,800,000
 Match: $300,000
 Total Cost: $2,100,000
 Phase: Construction
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Countywide Arterials and Collectors

Project Overview

This project is an alternate for Thurston County's Yelm Hwy & Meridian Intersection Project and the Case Road Fish Barrier Removal Project.* 

This project request is for construction funding for asphalt paving on various arterial/collector roadways. Many roadways are in need of more than a chipseal due to age and increasing/changing traffic conditions.  Project locations will be selected using the preservation priority array maintained by Public Works.  These projects will also include safety features such as safety edge, guardrail, traffic markings and shoulder and center-line rumble strips as appropriate.

Link to the full project application

Martin Way Corridor Study - East

 Agency: Thurston County and Intercity Transit
 Grant Request: $193,250
 Match: $30,160
 Total Cost: $223,410
 Phase: Study
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Martin Way Corridor between College and Marvin

Project Overview

Martin Way, from College Street to Marvin Road (4.1 miles), has been identified as both an urban corridor (land use designation) and strategy corridor (transportation designation) in regional and local plans. This former state highway serves as an alternative to I-5, has frequent transit service, and is a prime candidate for increasing land use intensity and walking and biking activity. This section of Martin Way carries between 17,000 to 31,000 daily vehicles, has bicycle lanes and sidewalks for the most part, but the multimodal infrastructure, such as safe opportunities to cross the roadway, is insufficient for an urban corridor. The Martin Way Corridor Study East will focus on this section of the corridor, and identify opportunities to increase multimodal mobility and safety. The project will be a collaborative project between Thurston County, Intercity Transit, the City of Lacey, and Thurston Regional Planning Council, with the City of Olympia and the Economic Development District as key partners. Note: If the Martin Way Corridor West project is also funded, the two projects will be conducted together.

Link to the full project application

Thurston County Bicycle Map 7th Ed

 Agency: TRPC
 Grant Request: $38,925
 Match: $6,075
 Total Cost: $45,000
 Phase: Program
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Countywide

Project Overview

This project will update the Thurston County Bicycle Map and offer both print and electronic versions to the public. The map is updated every two to three years to provide up-to-date information on new roads, bicycle facilities, trail segments, neighborhood connections, and the narrative sidebar information. Updating the map and distributing it in both print and electronic formats educates and reinforces safe bicycle behavior and promotes cycling as an effective means of transportation. In addition to showing bicycle routes to aid navigation, the map includes safety information, bicycle traffic laws, commuter tips, health messages, and information about bike clubs and shops. Since 1999, TRPC, Intercity Transit, Thurston County, the cities and other partners have collaborated, produced, and distributed five high quality editions of this map to people both within and outside of the Thurston County region free of charge. An update of the Bicycle Map is currently underway. This proposal is to update the subsequent edition (7th) of the Bicycle Map.

Link to the full project application

Old Hwy 99 / 79th Ave Roundabout

 Agency: Tumwater
 Grant Request: $657,000
 Match: $1,843,000
 Total Cost: $2,500,000
 Phase: Design and Right-of-Way
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Old Highway 99 and 79th Avenue intersection

Project Overview

Old Highway 99 is a Minor Arterial serving Principal Arterial function in terms of degree of mobility and is approaching the same in terms of traffic volume. As more jobs are created in Tumwater and residential development south of Henderson Blvd continues, the Old Highway 99 Corridor is becoming congested. At present, a single left turning vehicle can cause instantaneous backups exceeding 1/4 –mile during PM peak. 79th Avenue serves significant, and growing, residential and industrial uses and includes a skewed intersection connection to Old Highway 99. The City’s transportation plan identifies this intersection for needed improvements. This project includes preliminary engineering, design, right of way acquisition and construction of a one or two-lane roundabout as determined through modeling. It will, in short term, facilitate rectifying an intersection LOS deficiency (LOS F) for the minor approach and in long term serve as the launching point for future urbanized corridor improvements, to include provisions for non-motorized capacity and safety elements.

Link to the full project application

Citywide Pavement Restoration or Resurfacing (alternate)*

 Agency: Tumwater
 Grant Request: $657,000
 Match: $103,000
 Total Cost: $760,000
 Phase: Design and Construction
 Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: Citywide collectors and arterials

Project Overview

This project is an alternate for Tumwater’s Old Hwy 99 / 79th Ave Roundabout Project.*

This project request is for construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, resurfacing, restoration or preservation of various federally functional classified roadways (generally collectors and arterials). This project would also include applicable ADA improvements and safety features such as traffic markings. Project locations will be selected from the City's 10-year pavement program list or other existing plans.

Link to the full project application

SW Mosman Avenue Phase 2

 Agency: Yelm
 Grant Request: $133,320
 Match: $1,073,030  Total Cost: $1,206,350
 Phase: Construction  Project Date: 2020-2022
 Location: SW Mosman Avenue

Project Overview

The City of Yelm proposes the second phase of rehabilitation of Mosman Avenue including the reconstruction and renovation of the road from SW Railroad Street to Longmire Street SE, approximately 1,500 feet, as well as the extension of the road from Solberg Street to Longmire Street, approximately 600 feet. This new portion of the road will allow the connection of residential areas to the west to public and commercial areas to the east by traversing a portion of the Tahoma Valley Golf and Country Club property.

Improvements to Mosman Aveenue will upgrade current road conditions which lack sidewalk, curb and gutter, parking, ADA features, illumination and storm infrastructure. The extension of the Mosman Avenue roadway will require a relocation plan and a ROW acquisition. No persons will be required to move from the acquired dwellings, business, or property.

* Note: This proposal was revised on 5/18/2018 to update the grant funding request. 

Link to the full project application