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Current Conditions Report

A current conditions report summarizes the history of Martin Way, existing land use, traffic patterns, and safety issues. Learn more about what we've discovered:

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  1. Take the Thurston County Communities Natural Hazards and Resiliency Survey by July 31

    Results will help identify strategies to make the region more safe and sustainable. Read on...
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Opportunities & Alternatives Analysis

This report details different options for redevelopment, land use standards, and transportation facilities along the corridor, and identifies a preferred alternative that incorporates public input received during the online open house held in May 2022. 

FINAL Alternatives & Opportunities Analysis Report – August 2022


Next Steps

  • 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. The plan is anticipated to be finalized in 2022.


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 activities and destinations. Looking forward, the corridor is forecast to grow in importance as a strategic transportation link and business destination. A comprehensive review of 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 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.  

Contact Us

  1. Katrina Van Every, Senior Planner

    Allison Osterberg, Senior Planner
    Aidan Dixon, Associate Planner dixona@trpc.org 360-741-2530
    Thurston Regional Planning Council
    2411 Chandler Court SW
    Olympia, WA 98502