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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:

Next Steps

  • 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. This analysis is scheduled for completion mid-2022.
  • FINAL Pro Forma Analysis (PDF). Based on a range of inputs, the pro forma analysis identifies the feasibility of various residential, commercial, and office developments.
  • 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.  

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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