Martin Way is a major regional thoroughfare and corridor serving the communities of Olympia, Lacey, and Thurston County. The former state highway serves as the area’s primary alternative to Interstate 5, has frequent transit service, and is home to a variety of business activity and destinations. Looking forward, the corridor is forecast to grow in importance into the future as a strategic transportation link and business destination. A comprehensive review of the Martin Way’s current conditions and future opportunities is underway to help guide growth to better serve the needs of the community.
The Martin Way Corridor Study will identify a common vision, as well as opportunities to develop the identity and character of the Martin Way corridor as it grows into the future. Actions may include ways to improve safety for all users of the corridor, access to businesses, routes for pedestrian and cyclists and connections to other destinations.
The Martin Way Corridor Study will result in several documents, and include a variety of public engagement opportunities. Additional information on each of these pieces will be posted as they are developed.
Current Conditions Report. A current conditions report will summarize the history of Martin Way, existing land use, traffic patterns, and safety issues.
Opportunities/Alternatives Analysis. The study will consider different options for redevelopment, land use standards, and transportation facilities along the corridor, and identify a preferred alternative that incorporates public input.
Implementation and Action Plan. The action plan will identify strategies to address issues raised in the current conditions report and identify specific infrastructure improvements and opportunities to increase connectivity for everyone who lives, works, and travels Martin Way.
Public engagement. There are many perspectives on the Martin Way Corridor, and there will be numerous opportunities to be a part of this study, including upcoming surveys of Martin Way residents and businesses, stakeholder committee, and public meetings.