2022 Call for Projects Application Proposals

Communities in Thurston County have submitted 21 grant proposals to TRPC’s Federal Transportation Funding Call for Projects. TRPC is expected to award an estimated $11.4 million in combined federal Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding to priority projects for Federal Fiscal Years 2025-2027. For more information about the funding programs, see Funding Programs.

Public Comments

The public comment period closed on November 6. All public comments are available for review here.

2025 -2027 Project Proposals

TRPC received a variety of proposals including intersection and corridor improvements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, re-paver projects, youth transportation education, and studies. The complete list of projects and their descriptions is shown below by grant program and Census Area. Proposals listed as contingency projects are a lower funding priority for the applicant. For these, applicants are asking the project to be added to a list of projects to be funded later, should additional funding become available. 

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Surface Transportation Block Grant Urban Small Proposals

Total Estimated Funding Available: $725,800

Applicant
Proposal
Request
Thurston CountyOld Hwy 99 at Intersections of Sargent Rd and 201st Ave$864,400
YelmRhoton Road NW$950,000

Surface Transportation Block Grant Rural Proposals

Total Estimated Funding Available: $770,400

Applicant
Proposal
Request
Nisqually Indian TribeNisqually Tribe Fleet Electrification and Resilient Energy Project$225,000
TeninoOld Highway 99 - Repaving Project$1,682,720
TeninoPark Avenue – Repaving Project – Contingency Project
$1,222,780
Thurston CountyOld Hwy 99 & Tilley Rd Intersection Improvements
$1,079,000
TumwaterI-5 and SR 121&93rd Avenue Interchange Improvements Study
$250,000

Transportation Alternatives Urban Medium Proposals

Total Estimated Funding Available: $980,900

Applicant
Proposal
Request
Intercity TransitIntercity Transit's Youth Education Program - Walk N Roll
$660,408

Transportation Alternatives Urban Small Proposals

Total Estimated Funding Available: $111,600

No applications submitted.

Transportation Alternatives Rural Proposals

Total Estimated Funding Available: $677,000

Applicant
Proposal
Request
TeninoYelm Tenino Trail Design
$225,000

STBG Proposal Descriptions

East Martin Way Gateway Roundabout PE & ROW

Agency: Intercity TransitCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/Design and Right-of-WayRequested Funds: $1,529,320
Location: Martin Way at Dutterow Road and Meridian Road Intersection

Project Overview

This proposal includes the preliminary engineering, design, and ROW phases of the East Martin Way Gateway Roundabout project, which will convert the signalized intersection of Martin Way at Dutterow Rd/Meridian Rd to a modern roundabout (RAB). This project will include and complete the preliminary engineering, design, and the NEPA analysis needed to complete environmental permitting and right-of-way (ROW) acquisition. This project will result in a construction-ready project that enables IT to extend future high frequency transit service the length of this urban corridor, improves safe non-motorized access to transit and around the growing commercial hub at this intersection, and supports long-range operational efficiencies at this busy intersection, the easternmost gateway to the region's metro area. The RAB will anchor the eastern limits of IT's future BRT service, providing the endpoint turnaround needed for safe, efficient frequent service while enhancing rider access.

This project is included in IT's current Transportation Improvement Program as the "Northeast Lacey Operational Support Terminal Facility.

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College Street Corridor Improvements Phase 3

Agency: City of LaceyCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: Right-of-WayRequested Funds: $4,254,500
Location: College Street from 22nd Avenue to Lacey Boulevard

Project Overview

This project is the third 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 reconstruct College Street from Lacey Boulevard to 18th Avenue SE and extend into the 22nd Avenue project, adding a roundabout at 16th Avenue SE with enhanced pedestrian crossings. Improvements will also include widened sidewalks with pedestrian buffers, accessible ramps, lighting, landscaped medians, auxiliary left turns, and streetscaping. Utility lines will be undergrounded. During the design phase, the corridor was slightly realigned with reductions in curvature to help minimize right-of-way impacts to homes and buildings where possible.

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Pacific Avenue Depot Plan – Contingency Project

Agency: City of LaceyCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/DesignRequested Funds: $291,938
Location: Pacific Avenue from Lacey Street to Golf Club Road

Project Overview

This project is the outcome of the 2018 Depot District Subarea Plan. The project will enhance multi-modal access, reduce speed, provide enhanced pedestrian accessibility, and improve overall safety by removing at least one travel lane, shortening most of the auxiliary turn lanes, and installing a protected bike lane. As a result of this work, the signals will be enhanced with current ADA curb ramps, ITS improvements at the signals, and improved lighting along the corridor. Pavement rehabilitation will also be completed throughout the project limits.

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Olympia Citywide Street Repair and Reconstruction - Contingency Project

Agency: City of OlympiaCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: ConstructionRequested Funds: $2,000,000
Location: Citywide, varies.

Project Overview

Preserve the pavement of 5 to 7 lane miles of streets citywide with a chipseal treatment. The streets will be either Arterials or Major Collectors, and they will be on federal aid routes. Olympia has a backlog of pavement preservation needs. A chipseal treatment can extend the life of a street at a low cost and defer the need to rehabilitate it with a costly asphalt overlay. This project can be scaled to be larger or smaller, depending on the contingency funding opportunity.

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Elliot Avenue Sidewalk and Bike Facilities

Agency: City of OlympiaCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/DesignRequested Funds: $2,000,000
Location: Elliot Avenue from Bing Court to Crestline Boulevard

Project Overview

On Elliott Avenue NW from Bing Court to Crestline Boulevard, approximately 1,755 linear feet, make the following improvements: build a 6-foot wide sidewalk with a mountable curb adjacent to a 6-foot wide bike lane on the north side of the street; upgrade street lighting; resurface two 10-foot lanes of the street; replace the traffic calming; add shared lane markings, or "sharrows" to the eastbound travel lane, which is downhill; add a stormwater swale for water quality improvements between the bike lane and the travel lane; add a stormwater conveyance pipe; replace the existing water line. The water line replacement is funded separately by the Drinking Water Utility.

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Martin Way Scoping Study

Agency: City of OlympiaCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: Planning StudyRequested Funds: $750,000
Location: Martin Way from Pacific Avenue to College Street

Project Overview

Martin Way needs safety, mobility, and access improvements. This study will identify where we need access control, enhanced crosswalks, stormwater improvements, landscaping, and lighting. We will also examine the feasibility of planned roundabouts, whether to implement business access and transit (BAT) lanes, and the alignment of sidewalks and enhanced bicycle lanes. Additionally, it will include a conceptual layout, planning-level cost estimates, and develop a phasing schedule. It will also include robust public outreach, including to vulnerable communities living along the corridor.

This scoping study will be the first step toward implementing the vision of the forthcoming regional Martin Way Corridor Study. By addressing these questions and conducting public outreach, we will be well-positioned to proceed with design and implementation of this transformative project.  

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Yelm Hwy and Spurgeon Creek Road SE Intersection Improvements

Agency: Thurston CountyCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/Design and Right-of-WayRequested Funds: $800,000
Location: Intersection of Yelm Highway and Spurgeon Creek Road SE

Project Overview

Thurston County Public Works has completed an alternative analysis at the intersection of Yelm Hwy and Spurgeon Creek Rd SE to determine the appropriate improvement type to improve mobility, safety, and accessibility for all users in current and future conditions. A roundabout was the chosen alternative, and it will also include urban amenities such as bus stops, protected crossings with flashers, street lighting and sidewalks. Intercity transit is a project partner as this project will be replacing/improving bus facilities and accessibility. This intersection is part of Intercity Transits route 94 - Boulevard to Yelm.

The roundabout will be designed to accommodate today’s current traffic volumes as well as the expected traffic volumes for design year 2045 to ensure the requirements of the growth management act are met and development can continue in the area. A visual aid is attached to this application.  

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Old Pacific Hwy and Kuhlman Road Intersection Improvements

Agency: Thurston CountyCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/Design Requested Funds: $400,000
Location: Intersection of Old Pacific Hwy and Kuhlman Road SE

Project Overview

Thurston County Public Works is currently working on an alternative analysis at the intersection of Old Pacific Hwy and Kuhlman Rd to determine the appropriate improvement type (i.e. roundabout vs. traffic signal) to improve mobility, safety and accessibility for all users in current and future conditions. This funding request is to complete the design of the preferred alternative determined in the alternative analysis.

Old Pacific Hwy, in combination with Nisqually Rd SE, provides a northeast-southwest connection from State Route 510 to I-5.  Nearly 15,000 vehicles travel through this intersection on a daily basis.  Multiple developer traffic reports as well as the Thurston County Mobility Study have identified that this intersection does not currently meet the adopted acceptable level of service C as defined in Thurston County's Comprehensive Plan.

The intersection is also part of a major I-5 detour route that is used when incidents occur between the Nisqually and Dupont exits.  This project will also facilitate traffic better during the Nisqually bridge replacement project on I-5.  

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Dennis Street Roundabout

Agency: City of TumwaterCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/Design and Right-of-WayRequested Funds: $1,100,000
Location: Intersection at Capitol Boulevard and Dennis Street

Project Overview

Looking to the next step for implementation of the City's Capitol Corridor Plan, the Dennis Street Roundabout is the next clear choice. Design has been funded to 60% with a Pedestrian Bicycle Program grant. The roundabout will improve safety for all users by providing bicycle and pedestrian facilities while eliminating head-on and tee collisions for vehicles.  

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X Street Roundabout

Agency: City of TumwaterCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: ConstructionRequested Funds: $3,400,000
Location: Intersection at Capitol Boulevard and X Street

Project Overview

Construction of the X Street Roundabout is the next step in implementing the City's Capitol Corridor Plan. Design was funded with a Pedestrian Bicycle Program grant and Right-of-Way funds (STBG) have been obligated. The roundabout will improve safety for all users by providing bicycle and pedestrian facilities while eliminating head-on and tee collisions for vehicles.   

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Countywide Active Transportation, Bicycle, and Micromobility Grant – Contingency Project

Agency: Thurston Regional Planning CouncilCensus Area: Urban Medium, Urban Small, Rural
Phases: Planning StudyRequested Funds: $500,000
Location: Countywide

Project Overview

TRPC will convene policymakers to articulate a regional vision for an equitable multimodal transportation system that removes barriers and encourages more people to travel by walking, bicycling, micromobility, transit, and other active modes; supporting economic, equity, climate and health goals. We will:  identify the actions needed to ensure that more active modes are truly an equal choice rather than a last resort; include design and safety considerations for the growing range of electric bicycles and other micromobility vehicles and their operational compatibility with traditional bicycles and pedestrians; look to fill gaps in the bicycle/sidewalk system – leading to a diverse regional network, serving users with different comfort levels in interacting with other modes, including transit; explore existing policies/facilities to ensure that they support safety and inclusivity for all users; and provide consistent guidance across the region – in accessible formats – on how to use the system.    

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Freight and Goods and Services Mobility Strategy – Contingency Project

Agency: Thurston Regional Planning CouncilCensus Area: Urban Medium, Urban Small, Rural
Phases: Planning StudyRequested Funds: $500,000
Location: Countywide

Project Overview

TRPC will address the unique characteristics, needs, and impacts of freight mobility. We will identify why freight is so important, examine the challenges, and develop solutions for more efficient freight movement. TRPC will explore both urban and rural truck freight movements to support the region's increasing demand for goods and services delivered in a safe and reliable manner. The study will include: 1) existing conditions report; 2) policy framework; 3) future conditions assessment; 4) identification of near and long-term improvements; 5) design guidelines; 6) an implementation strategy with a data-driven prioritization framework, and 7) consideration of how the freight network could be updated based on where trucks are actually traveling and in relation to other transportation modes and priorities. This proposal aligns with/will inform other TRPC efforts: Climate Mitigation Planning, Equity in Transportation Planning, I-5 Mobility, and High Capacity Transportation.    

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Old Hwy 99 at Intersections of Sargent Rd and 201st Avenue

Agency: Thurston CountyCensus Area: Urban Small
Phases: ConstructionRequested Funds: $864,400
Location: Old Highway 99 at Intersections of Sargent Rd SW and 201st Ave SW

Project Overview

This project addresses efficiency, safety, active transportation, and resiliency issues at the intersections of Old Hwy 99 with Sargent Rd and 201st Ave. The roundabout at US 12 and Sargent Rd will be fully constructed in early 2023. Traffic volumes are expected to significantly increase at the intersection of Old Hwy 99 and Sargent Rd as traffic patterns respond to the new connection. 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. Enhanced signing, street lighting, sidewalk connections and protected sidewalk crossings will be installed within the projects limits to improve pedestrian and bicyclist mobility and safety.    

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Rhoton Road NW

Agency: City of YelmCensus Area: Urban Small
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/Design and Right-of-WayRequested Funds: $950,912
Location: Rhoton Road from Railway St SE to SR 510 (Yelm Loop)

Project Overview

Rhoton Road NW is a commercial collector roadway in the City of Yelm. Once Phase 2 of the SR 510 (Yelm Loop) is constructed, Rhoton Road will provide an important connection from SR 510 to the City's industrial area and central business district. The current roadway of 19 feet total width with no active transportation facilities is inadequate for the movement of traffic, freight and people that will utilize Rhoton Rd NW.

This project will reconstruct Rhoton Road NW to provide both motorized and active transportation improvements. The improvements will consist of two 11-foot travel lanes, concrete curb, 5 foot bike lanes on each side, planter strips, illumination and five foot wide sidewalks on each side. The sidewalks and bike lanes will connect to Phase 2 of the new SR 510 (Yelm Loop) active transportation facilities and to the existing Yelm Prairie Line Trail. This funding request is for the PE and ROW phases.    

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Nisqually Tribe Fleet Electrification and Resilient Energy Project

Agency: Nisqually Indian TribeCensus Area: Rural
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/Design and ConstructionRequested Funds: $225,000
Location: Nisqually Indian Reservation

Project Overview

The Nisqually Indian Tribe (NIT) operates a fleet of 160 vehicles. The NIT has a community goal to decarbonize its fleet in order to reduce its dependence on petroleum products and promote community resiliency. The NIT currently has three electric vehicles and is planning for a continuous transition towards a zero emissions fleet.The NIT Fleet Electrification and Resilient Energy Project charts a pathway to a sustainable charging infrastructure capable of powering the transition from fossil fuels to clean electricity for the Tribe and potentially for nearby rural Washington residents.

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Old Highway 99 – Repaving Project

Agency: City of TeninoCensus Area: Rural
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/Design and ConstructionRequested Funds: $1,682,720
Location: Old Highway 99 from West City limits to Huston St

Project Overview

The project proposes to plane and overlay with HMA approximately 8,400 linear feet of Old Highway 99 within the City of Tenino . The project limits extend from the west City limits to Huston St.

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Park Avenue – Repaving Project – Contingency Project

Agency: City of TeninoCensus Area: Rural
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/Design and ConstructionRequested Funds: $1,222,780
Location: Park Avenue from 6th Street to Sussex Avenue

Project Overview

The project proposes to plane and overlay with HMA approximately 7,300 linear feet of Park Avenue within the City of Tenino. The project limits extend from the west at 6th Street east to Sussex Avenue.

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Old Hwy 99 and Tilley Road Intersection Improvements

Agency: Thurston CountyCensus Area: Rural
Phases: ConstructionRequested Funds: $1,079,000
Location: Intersection of Old Hwy 99 and Tilley Road

Project Overview

The intersection of Old Highway 99 and Tilley Road is in southern Thurston County between Tenino and Grand Mound. This intersection has had 18 documented collisions in the last 5 years. 8 of these collisions involved serious injuries. Based on the results of an alternative analysis completed in 2019, the recommended countermeasure is to install an eastbound left turn lane. The project will also include street lighting, full width shoulders and improved stormwater collection and treatment.

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I-5 and SR 121/93rd Avenue Interchange Improvements Study

Agency: TumwaterCensus Area: Rural
Phases: Planning StudyRequested Funds: $250,000
Location: I-5 and SR 121/93rd Avenue Interchange and Lathrop Industrial Drive to Kimmie Street

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.

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TA Proposal Descriptions

Intercity Transit’s Youth Education Program – Walk N Roll

Agency: Intercity TransitCensus Area: Urban Medium
Phases: Program/PlanningRequested Funds: $660,408
Location: Schools and communities within IT's Public Transportation Benefit Area

Project Overview

Walk N Roll is an established and innovative program that has consistently emphasized the benefits of biking, walking, and riding transit for students, school staff, families, and the community over the last decade.

This school-focused public education and outreach program helps students and families to access their community through active-transportation choices and reduces traffic congestion in and around schools, neighborhood centers, and the region. Walk N Roll is a program that benefits the entire Thurston region.

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Yelm-[Rainier]-Tenino Trail Design

Agency: City of TeninoCensus Area: Rural
Phases: Preliminary Engineering/DesignRequested Funds: $225,000
Location: West Tenino City Limits to Park Avenue (approximately 9,500’)

Project Overview

The project proposed to provide design engineering for the Yelm-[Rainier]-Tenino Trail for feasibility segments G3 and G4, along Old 99 from the west City limits to the intersection of 6th Street with Park Avenue. This trail extension will provide a link to the western portion of Tenino where future development is anticipated to occur, including the new regional Agricultural Business and Innovation Park.

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