2022-2025 Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Proposals

Public Review and Comment

The proposals are available for public review and comment beginning April 6, 2020. Comments are due to TRPC no later than 5:00 p.m. PST, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Please send all comments in an email to parkhuk@trpc.org or send a letter to:

Karen Parkhurst, Programs & Policy Director
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 $12,589,000 STBG funds to projects that will start between 2021 and 2025. Twenty-one (21) proposals were submitted for consideration. The applicants’ combined requests total $17,619,112. Click on the titles to view project descriptions and obtain a link to the proposal’s complete grant application. Learn more about STBG project eligibility.


>I-5 & SR 121/93rd Ave SE Interchange Improvements Study* >Israel Rd & Linderson Way Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvements*

APPLICANTPROPOSAL*FUNDING REQUEST
Intercity TransitPattison Maintenance, Operations & Administrative Facility  Rehabilitation, Expansion & Modernization$2,450,000
LaceyCollege Street Corridor Improvements - Phase 4$1,478,648
LaceyRoundabout at Willamette Dr & Campus Glen Dr*$216,250
OlympiaFones Rd - Transportation$2,040,118
OlympiaCitywide Street Repair & Construction*$750,000
Thurston CountyIntersection Improvements at Johnson Point Rd/Hawks Prairie Rd/South Bay Rd
$2,966,673
Thurston CountyLittlerock Rd/113th Intersection & Blooms Ditch Bridge Replacement
$1,762,460
Thurston CountyOld Hwy 99 Intersection Improvements at Sargent Rd and 201st Ave
$900,000
Thurston CountyCountywide Restoration & Resurfacing Project*
$1,000,000
TRPCThurston County Bicycle Map, 8th Edition
$43,250
TRPCHousehold Travel Survey
$259,500
TRPCHigh Capacity Transportation Project Development
$173,000
TRPCCountywide Bicycle & Micromobility Strategy*
$173,000
TRPCEmergency Incident Management Detour Route Improvements Study*
$194,625
TRPCEnvironmental Justice & Social Equity in Transportation Planning & Project Selection*
$151,375
TRPCFreight Goods & Services Mobility Strategy*
$216,250
TRPCRegional Multimodal Level of Service*
$216,250
TumwaterX St Roundabout - Right of Way Phase
$866,470
TumwaterI-5 & SR121/93rd Ave SE Interchange Improvements Study
$129,750
TumwaterIsrael Rd & Linderson Way Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvements
$558,000
YelmSW Mosman Ave Phase 2
$1,043,493

TOTAL Requested
$17,619,112

*Submitted as a contingency project

STBG Proposal Descriptions

Pattison Maintenance, Operations & Administrative Facility Expansion and Modernization

Agency: Intercity Transit Grant Request: $2,450,000
Match: $382,370Total Cost: $2,832,370
Phase: ConstructionProject Date: 2021-2022
Location: 526 Pattison St SE, Olympia, WA

Project Overview

Intercity Transit’s Maintenance, Operations and Administrative (MOA) Facility opened for service in 1985. Designed to support 80 vehicles, today it supports the maintenance and operation of a fleet of over 400. Current facility constraints require around the clock shifts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The current campus serves all operations, maintenance and administrative staff (over 400), as well as approximately 700 regional vanpool users. The Pattison facility is the sole site for all fueling, maintenance and daily dispatch of vehicles for services.  

This project will renovate the existing maintenance building and continue the overall expansion and modernization project to address the significant increase in service supported by the community following the community approval of Proposition 1 in November 2018. Additional funding helps 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 4

Agency: LaceyGrant Request: $1,478,648
Match: $230,771Total Cost: $1,709,419
Phase: Preliminary Engineering/Design Project Date: 2021-2025
Location: College St SE fro 25th Ave SE to 37th Ave SE

Project Overview

The project will complete the design to improve College Street from 25th Avenue SE to 37th Avenue SE, including a traffic calming roundabout with pedestrian crossing features at the intersection of College Street and Belair Dr / 29th Avenue SE. This project is the fourth 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. The project will construct wide sidewalks with pedestrian buffers, accessible ramps, lighting and raised landscaped medians for access management.

Link to the full project application


Roundabout at Willamette Dr and Campus Glen Dr*

Agency: Lacey Grant Request: $216,250
Match: $33,750Total Cost: $250,000
Phase: Preliminary Engineering/Design
Project Date: 2021-2025
Location: Intersection at Willamette Dr and Campus Glen Dr NE

Project Overview

The project will complete the design to improve the intersection of Willamette Dr. and Campus Glen Dr  with a traffic calming roundabout with pedestrian crossing features. Recently, Campus Glen Dr was extended to Hogum Bay Road providing another east/west corridor connecting the neighborhoods to the warehouses on Hawks Prairie Road and 31st Ave. The recent addition of the new Salish Middle School, combined with the existing Meridian Campus Neighborhood Park and residential areas, we have noticed an increase in pedestrian traffic which requires additional traffic control at the intersection. There is also a large proposed daycare in the northeast corner of the intersection.

Link to the full project application


Fones Road - Transportation

Agency: OlympiaGrant Request: $2,040,118
Match: $318,400Total Cost: $14,027,000
Phase: ConstructionProject Date: 2023
Location: Fones Rd from Pacific Ave to 18th Ave

Project Overview

Fones Road is a Major Collector, 0.6 mile long, which carries approximately 19,000 vehicles per day. Traffic is concentrated on Fones Road because there are no nearby parallel routes, and it is an important regional connection. Its unique mix of users, including freight, commuter traffic, bicyclists, and pedestrians, means multi-modal improvements are especially needed. Along the corridor there are single- and multi-family homes, businesses, and industrial uses. 

The City of Olympia plans to rebuild Fones Road as a multi-modal corridor. Design is underway and construction funds are needed. The project will add sidewalks and crossings for pedestrians, protected bike lanes, an improved trail crossing, improvements for vehicle flow and truck access, lighting, upgraded utilities, landscaping, resurfacing, and stormwater facilities. 

Link to the full project application


Citywide Street Repair & Restoration*

Agency: OlympiaGrant Request: $750,000
Match: $117,052Total Cost: $867,052
Phase: ConstructionProject Date: 2022
Location: Citywide

Project Overview

This project will preserve the pavement of 6 to 7 lane miles of streets Citywide with a chip seal treatment. The streets to be chip sealed will be Arterials and Major Collectors. All are Federal-aid Routes. 

Olympia faces a backlog of pavement preservation needs. A chip seal treatment can extend the life of a street at a low cost and defer the need to rehabilitate the street with a costly asphalt overlay. 

This project can be scaled to be larger or smaller depending on the contingency funding opportunity. 

Link to the full project application


Intersection Improvements at Johnson Point Rd/Hawks Prairie Rd/South Bay Rd

Agency: Thurston CountyGrant Request: $2,966,673
Match: $813,006Total Cost: $3,779,679
Phase: Right of Way and ConstructionProject Date: 2021-2025
Location: Intersection of Johnson Point Rd, Hawks Prairie Rd, and South Bay Rd

Project Overview

The purpose of the project is to improve the safety and mobility for all users. South Bay Rd is a County arterial and Hawks Prairie Rd is a County collector both with posted speeds of 40 mph. These roads provide connections between Olympia and Lacey to the Johnson Point community. This intersection is currently unsignalized with a stop controlled approach on Hawks Prairie Rd. This intersection has nineteen documented collisions including one fatality and seven serious injuries over the last ten years. Current operations do not meet current rural adopted LOS requirements and this part of the County is growing rapidly. 

The project will include construction of a single lane roundabout which was identified as 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, improved pedestrian crossings, street lighting and widened paved shoulders.

Link to the full project application


Littlerock Rd/113th Ave Intersection & Blooms Ditch Bridge Replacement

Agency: Thurston CountyGrant Request: $1,762,460
Match: $962,540Total Cost: $2,725,000
Phase: ConstructionProject Date: 2023-2025
Location: Intersection of Littlerock Rd and 113th Ave

Project Overview

This project addresses both mobility and safety issues at the intersection of Littlerock Rd and 113th Ave and also replaces a deteriorated bridge over Blooms Ditch. There has been 58 reported collisions in the last 20 years. Littlerock Rd is a County arterial that has a speed limit of 50 mph and a traffic volume of more than 7,000 vehicles per day (12% heavy). This route is a major connector between south Thurston County and Tumwater. The bridge over Blooms Ditch (L-5) was constructed in 1924 and has no steel reinforcement, similar to the Salmon Creek bridge that recently failed and was replaced. 

The project includes adding a left turn lane on Littlerock Rd to turn onto 113th Ave and improving the intersection sight distance. The current short span bridge will be replaced with a 50 foot long bridge supported on pilings. The project will improve fish and frog habitat with the longer clear span.

Link to the full project application


Old Hwy 99 Intersection Improvements at Sargent Rd & 201st Ave

Agency: Thurston CountyGrant Request: $900,000
Match: $140,463Total Cost: $1,040,463
Phase: Preliminary Engineering/Design & Right of Way
Project Date: 2021-2025
Location: Old Hwy 99 at intersections of Sargent Rd and 201st Ave

Project Overview

This project addresses both mobility and safety issues at the Old Hwy 99 intersections of Sargent Rd and 201st Ave. After the roundabout at US 12 and Sargent Rd is constructed traffic volumes are expected to significantly increase at the intersection of Old Hwy 99 and Sargent Rd. Old Hwy 99 is 40 mph and has a traffic volume of more than 7,000 vehicles per day. More than 10% of the traffic volume is heavy vehicles. The high speeds and traffic volumes on Old Hwy 99 make it difficult for drivers accessing from side streets, causing collisions and delays. 

The proposed project will install a single lane roundabout at 201st Ave with restricted access control at Sargent Rd. Drivers would be prevented from turning left from Sargent Rd or left from Old Hwy 99. Pedestrian and bicyclist mobility and safety would be improved with protected crossings at the roundabout.

Link to the full project application


Countywide Restoration & Resurfacing Project*

Agency: Thurston CountyGrant Request: $1,000,000
Match: $156,069Total Cost: $1,156,069
Phase: ConstructionProject Date: 2021-2025
Location: variable, countywide

Project Overview

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


Thurston County Bicycle Map, 8th Edition

Agency: TRPCGrant Request: $43,250
Match: $6,750Total Cost: $50,000
Phase: ProgramProject Date: 2023-2024
Location: N/A

Project Overview

This project will update Thurston County Bicycle Map (8th Edition) and offer both print and electronic versions to the public. The map is updated around every 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 high quality editions of this map to people both within and outside of the Thurston County region free of charge. The map is currently in its 6th edition, and the 7th is funded.

Link to the full project application


Household Travel Survey

Agency: TRPCGrant Request: $259,500
Match: $40,500Total Cost: $300,000
Phase: Study/ProgramProject Date: 2021-2023
Location: N/A

Project Overview

TRPC relies on accurate household travel data to keep our modeling tools accurate and current.  Our last household travel survey was conducted in 2013, and our target date for the next survey is 2022-23. Household travel surveys collect information from a targeted selection of households within the transportation model area to determine things such as mode of travel, travel purpose, time of travel, origin and destination of travel, and vehicle occupancy. The survey will help communities within the region plan transportation improvements.

Link to the full project application


High Capacity Transportation Project Development

Agency: TRPCGrant Request: $173,000
Match: $27,000Total Cost: $200,000
Phase: Study/Program Project Date: 2021-2025
Location: N/A

Project Overview

The Thurston Region is one of the fastest growing in the State. The Lacey-Olympia-Tumwater area is well-served by transit, linking the major centers and corridors.  Intercity Transit has identified a need to provide bus-rapid transit service through the core urban area by 2026.  In addition, regional policymakers have expressed the desire to examine options for better connections to communities to the north.

This project will examine opportunities and challenges for high-capacity transit both within our county and for out-of-county commuters. Given Intercity Transit’s identified goal to provide bus-rapid transit service within our urban region, the project will also allow TRPC staff to develop data and technical expertise to poise the region for a successful application for a FTA Small Starts Grant Agreement, the most likely source of construction funding for high-capacity transportation.

Link to the full project application


Countywide Bicycle & Micromobility Stategy*

Agency: TRPCGrant Request: $173,000
Match: $27,000Total Cost: $200,000
Phase: Study/Program
Project Date: 2021-2025
Location: Countywide

Project Overview

TRPC and local partners will build off existing community plans and studies to develop a Countywide Bicycle and Micromobility Strategy. The effort will evaluate both design considerations for the variety of small electric powered personal vehicles and their operational compatibility with traditional bicycles and e-bikes. The strategy will also evaluate opportunities to fill gaps to develop a regional network with a range of facilities with connectivity to transit services that could serve a broader group of users with varying comfort levels for riding in and around traffic.

Link to the full project application


Emergency Incident Management Detour Route Improvements Study*

Agency: TRPCGrant Request: $194,625
Match: $30,375Total Cost: $250,000
Phase: Study/ProgramProject Date: 2021-2025
Location: Countywide

Project Overview

When I-5 or US101 shuts down due to major collisions, flooding, or other blocking emergencies, traffic is detoured to local streets to bypass the incident. These temporary detours are disruptive to local transportation networks and result in major delays both to local traffic and people passing through. In addition, load restrictions and vertical clearance limitations pose additional constraints for movement of large trucks. 

To better manage traffic impacts from such incidents, TRPC, WSDOT, and local agency partners have identified nearly 50 predetermined emergency detour routes. This project will identify opportunities to improve the operational efficiency of the detour routes and make them safer and more resilient. Modeling and operational analysis will consider the effectiveness of modifications such as traffic signal timing, roundabouts, road reconstruction, increasing vertical clearances, placement of variable message boards, and other options.

Link to the full project application


Environmental Justice & Social Equity in Transportation Planning & Project Selection*

Agency: TRPCGrant Request: $151,375
Match: $23,625Total Cost: $175,000
Phase: Study/ProgramProject Date: 2021-2025
Location: Countywide

Project Overview

Environment Justice and Social Equity are key to any planning process and support our community value of fairness and meaningful involvement.  Specific state and federal guidance require government to ensure that all communities are treated fairly and given equal opportunity to participate in the planning and decision-making process, ensuring inclusion of traditionally disadvantaged groups.  This includes people with low incomes, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and seniors.  Justice and Equity demand that everyone – regardless of race, culture, ability, or income, receive an equitable distribution of the benefits of activities without suffering disproportionate adverse impacts.

This project would develop a data-driven approach to articulating equity in transportation decision-making and evaluating transportation investments. This project would also develop criteria to incorporate into TRPC’s update to the Call for Transportation Projects. 

Link to the full project application


Freight Goods & Service Mobility Strategy*

Agency: TRPCGrant Request: $216,250
Match: $33,750Total Cost: $250,000
Phase: Study/ProgramProject Date: 2021-2025
Location: Countywide

Project Overview

A freight mobility strategy is needed to address the unique characteristics, needs, and impacts of freight mobility within our region. The strategy will help us understand why freight is so important to the region, and examine the challenges of moving freight, and develop solutions to address the challenges. The Strategy will focus both on urban and rural truck freight movement to support the region’s increasing demand for goods and services in a safe and reliable manner.

The Strategy will include an existing conditions report, a policy framework, future conditions assessment, identification of near- and long-term improvements, design guidelines, and the creation of an implementation strategy that includes a data-driven prioritization framework. The Strategy will also consider how the freight network could be updated based on where trucks are actually traveling and in relation to other transportation modes and priorities.

Link to the full project application


Regional Multimodal Level of Service*

Agency: TRPCGrant Request: $216,250
Match: $33,750Total Cost: $250,000
Phase: Study/Program Project Date: 2021-2025
Location: Countywide

Project Overview

Regional policymakers have expressed the desire to move toward a multimodal level of service that will set regional performance goals for transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities in addition to vehicles. This study will build on the Regional Trails Plan, Bicycle and Micromobility strategy, and TRPC’s GIS-based sidewalk inventory to develop a comprehensive way of measuring multimodal level of service.  It will provide essential information to prioritize and select transportation infrastructure projects in the future.

Multimodal level of service is generally tied to concurrency at the jurisdiction level. Concurrency, in simple terms, is a measure to determine if the transportation network is adequate to accommodate planned growth. Establishing regional multimodal level of service standards will help the region measure whether or not investments in multimodal transportation facilities are keeping up with planned growth.

Link to the full project application


X St Roundabout - Right of Way Phase

Agency: TumwaterGrant Request: $866,470
Match: $1,633,530Total Cost: $2,500,000
Phase: Right of WayProject Date: 2023-2025
Location: Intersection of Capitol Blvd & X St

Project Overview

The X Street Roundabout will further the implementation of the Capitol Boulevard Corridor Plan performed in 2013.  The project will replace an existing signalized intersection with a modern roundabout that supports the Corridor Plan’s goals of improving economic conditions along the corridor, providing transportation options and safety for walkers, cyclists, and motorists, and increasing the aesthetic appeal of the Boulevard.

The design is currently kicking off and will be completed by the end of 2021.

Link to the full project application


I-5 & SR 121/93rd Ave SE Interchange Improvements Study*

Agency: TumwaterGrant Request: $129,750
Match: $20,250Total Cost: $150,000
Phase: Study/ProgramProject Date: 2021-2025
Location: Interchange at I-5 & SR 121/93rd Ave SE

Project Overview

The City of Tumwater, working with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Federal Highway Administration and Thurston Regional Planning Council, will conduct an Interchange Improvements Study for the I-5 and SR 121/93rd Avenue SE Interchange in Tumwater, WA. The area surrounding the interchange is at the southern edge of the City of Tumwater’s urban growth area, has high volumes of truck traffic, and is experiencing rapid residential and commercial growth and is expected to see an approximately 20 percent increase in traffic over the coming 20-25 years. 

The study will examine safety and multimobility issues with the current interchange configuration, analyze alternatives and recommend a preferred alternative, and conduct an Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) at the intersection locations, if applicable. This study would not include a full Access Revision Report.

Link to the full project application


Israel Rd & Linderson Way Pedestrian & Bicycle Improvements*

Agency: TumwaterGrant Request: $558,000
Match: $107,000Total Cost: $665,000
Phase: Preliminary Engineering/Design & ConstructionProject Date: 2021-2022
Location: Israel Rd, Linderson to Capitol Blvd; Linderson, south of Israel to first driveway on west

Project Overview

This project focuses on multi-modal improvements on portions of Israel Rd and Linderson Way. This proposal includes: replacement of select existing curb ramps, 4’ sidewalks and busted up steep driveways, additions of enhanced pedestrian crossing treatments (retroreflective markings and signs), installation of a new pedestrian refuge island, lane narrowing or road widening to accommodate bike lanes to an intersection, signal modifications such as addition of accessible pedestrian signals, pedestrian countdown signal heads and video detection so bikes are detected, and more.

This project was previously awarded $400,000 in TAP funds and is scaleable up to $958,000 (additional $558,000).  If awarded additional funding, the scope will be increased accordingly.

Link to the full project application


SW Mosman Ave Phase 2

Agency: YelmGrant Request: $1,043,493
Match: $162,857Total Cost: $1,206,350
Phase: ConstructionProject Date: 2021
Location: SW Mosman Ave from SW Railroad St to SW Longmire St

Project Overview

This priority project is situated in the City of Yelm. It consists of the second phase of the reconstruction of SW Mosman Ave, with Phase 2 being from SW Railroad Street to Solberg Street (~1,500 feet), along with a new roadway extension from Solberg Street to Longmire Street of ~600 feet. The roadway extension will transverse a portion of the Tahoma Valley Golf and Country Club property, requiring a relocation plan and ROW acquisition. Improvements will include new pavement with two travel lanes, various turn, parking and bike lanes, curb and gutter, sidewalks, landscaping, ADA Improvements, and illumination and storm improvements.  

This project will improve congestion and mobility, particularly in relieving the congestion that is occurring along Yelm Avenue. This project fits in with Yelm’s overall strategy for congestion relief and improving mobility. It is considered to be regionally significant, and will be "shovel ready" for Spring 2021 construction.

Link to the full project application