Public Invited to Learn About Roundabout Planned for State Route Near Yelm


Community members can learn more about safety improvements in southeastern Thurston County on state Route 507 during an online open house that runs through Friday, March 24.

The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to replace the existing “T” intersection on state Route 507 at Vail Road Southeast with a new single-lane roundabout.

“Studies show roundabouts help reduce the likelihood and severity of crashes while also keeping people moving,” stated a news release from the department. “WSDOT routinely reviews intersections in rural areas on the state highway system to find ways to reduce potential collisions.”

Public feedback received during the online open house will help finalize the design of the roundabout.

Participants can learn about the project, timeline and next steps online at The online open house can be visited anytime day or night through March 24.

Free Wi-Fi access is available through the Timberland Regional Library system for people who want to participate in the online open house but do not have broadband service. Locations include Yelm Timberland Library at 210 Prairie Park St., Hawks Prairie Timberland Library at 8205 Martin Way, Suite B in Lacey, or at the Tenino Timberland Library at 172 W. Central Ave. in Tenino

Additional Wi-Fi hotspots are available through the Washington State Department of Commerce website at


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