WSDOT Shares Latest Plans for Yelm Loop in Online Open House

WSDOTYelmLoopThe Washington Department of Transportation is hosting an online open house Oct. 28 through Dec. 2 to share the latest information on Phase 2 of the Yelm Loop project and to gain community feedback for WSDOT’s vision for this critical project.

The Yelm loop is one of the most important projects for the City and our region, currently scheduled to begin construction in 2021 and is anticipated to be open for travelers in late 2023. Phase 2 will construct the remaining 3 miles of the State Route 510 alternate between Cullens Road and 170th Street Southeast at SR 507.

The new roadway, along with significantly reducing congestion through the downtown core, will include two travel lanes, a shared use path for bicyclists and pedestrians, roundabouts, and safety enhancements at the intersection of the SR 510 alternate and SR 507. The open house website is an informative opportunity for new and existing community members to seek the latest information regarding the reduction in travel times, traffic volumes, and the safety and mobility enhancements that are included in this project.

“This is an opportunity to get the latest developments since our open house held in Yelm during fall 2018,” WSDOT Project Engineer Bill Elliott said in a press release. “We’ve made a lot of progress since that time and want to share the information.”

The Yelm Loop is a $58.5 million project, funded by the Connecting Washington transportation package.