The City is Seeking Public Comment on the 2022 Transportation Plan

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Transportation System Plan 2022 Update


You can download the draft plan here and draft map here.

What is a Transportation System Plan?

The Transportation System Plan (TSP) is the long-range guiding document that directs transportation planning in the City of Yelm for a 20-year horizon. The Transportation System Plan serves to identify areas of concern in our transportation system as the City grows, create projects that will address current and future issues, and map out funding sources that will be used to carry out improvement projects. This plan also outlines the City’s long-term transportation visions and creates specific projects from the goals of the Transportation element of the Comprehensive Plan.

What to look out for:

The TSP includes the Transportation Improvement Program, a list of recommended transportation projects for the City of Yelm for the next 20 years. This plan is updated eight years to reflect projected travel demand and any system deficiencies. The Thurston Regional Planning Council transportation model through 2045 and City of Yelm land use forecasts were used to identify future travel conditions in Yelm.

Projects include intersection improvements such as roundabouts, pedestrian improvements such as trails and sidewalks, street improvements such as adding a bike lane or repaving, and new street connections.

How to Comment:

Please send all written comments to Casey Mauck at, and contact (360) 400-5001 for more information. Written comments can also be mailed to City of Yelm at 106 Second Street SE, Yelm, WA 98597. Comments will be accepted up to the close of the public hearing at the Yelm Planning Commission meeting on October 18, 2021 at 4PM.

The City’s Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the draft plan via Zoom on Monday October 18, 2021 at 4PM. The link will be posted on this page shortly, and will be posted in the Nisqually Valley News. Please email if you would like the link and meeting agenda prior to the meeting.

It is the City of Yelm's policy to provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability in need of accommodations to conduct business or to participate in government processes or activities, please contact Lori Lucas, at 360-458-8402 at least five working days prior to the hearing.