FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 28, 2020

CONTACT:  Allison Osterberg, Senior Planner  |  360-956-7575

March 7th Community Meeting Will Showcase Potential Transportation Projects to Improve Travel in Grand Mound

GRAND MOUND, Wash. – Thurston County and Thurston Regional Planning Council invite the public to learn more about transportation and land use projects being considered in the Grand Mound area at an Open House on March 7. The event will be held from 10am to 1pm at Rochester High School.

  • What: Grand Mound Community Meeting
  • When: Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Rochester High School, 19800 Carper Rd SW, Rochester, WA 98579

The main purpose of the event is to gather feedback from the public on potential transportation projects designed to improve travel within the Grand Mound Urban Growth Area. The Grand Mound Transportation Study identified eight potential projects to improve safety and reliability of the transportation network in Grand Mound, as well as support access to businesses, improve connections for pedestrians and other users, and help develop the overall character of Grand Mound as it continues to grow. This project was made possible with funding from Thurston County and the Washington State Department of Transportation, through the Federal Surface Transportation Program.

The Grand Mound Transportation Study is a piece of the overall update to Thurston County’s Subarea Plan for the Grand Mound Urban Growth Area. Thurston County staff will also be on hand to discuss the subarea plan update and a development code amendment.

To request special accommodations to participate in the March 7, 2020, open house, please call 360-956-7575 by 10 am three days prior to the meeting and ask for the ADA Coordinator. TDD users may call the state’s toll-free relay service, 711, and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575.

About the Grand Mound Transportation Study

The Grand Mound Urban Growth Area (UGA) sits southwest of Olympia, near the border of Thurston and Lewis counties. The unincorporated community of about 1,300 residents is attracting significant commercial development due to a prime location at the intersection of US Route 12, Interstate-5, and Old Highway 99. More growth is on the horizon, so Thurston County partnered with Thurston Regional Planning Council to take stock of the area’s current transportation challenges and future opportunities. For further information on the Grand Mound Transportation Study, contact Allison Osterberg, Thurston Regional Planning Council, (360) 956-7575, or visit

About Thurston Regional Planning Council

 TRPC is a 23-member regional council of governments comprised of elected officials from the county, cities, tribes, Intercity Transit, school districts, colleges, and a variety of local government special districts. TRPC offers broad representation to decision making on regional priorities such as transportation, growth management, and environmental quality. Learn more at

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