Starting on Friday July 19, the City will be doing major construction work on College St SE as part of the College St and Yelm Hwy Super T Pavement Rehabilitation project. In the first phase of this project we will be paving College St between Mullen Rd/37th and the Providence Medical building (just South of the 45th Ave roundabout). In the second phase beginning 7/25 we will be paving College St between the Providence Medical building and Yelm Hwy. Work will be from 7 AM to 9 PM. This section of College St will be closed on 7/19, 7/22, 7/25 and 7/26 and the attached detour route will be in place. On 7/23 and 7/24 the road will be open, but you could experience 20-30 minute delays, please use the detour route whenever possible.
July 19: paving Northbound lanes of College between Mullen/37th and the Providence Medical building
July 22: paving Southbound lanes of College between Mullen/37th and the Providence Medical building, and grinding pavement between Providence Medical building and Yelm Hwy.
July 23: grinding pavement between Providence Medical building and Yelm Hwy
July 24: completing grinding work if needed, and installing traffic loops at the intersection of Corporate Center and College
July 25-26: paving between Providence Medical building and Yelm Hwy
Please see the attached detour route.
We will have a flagger stationed on College St at the closure locations to allow local access. They will be stopping cars and only allowing traffic through that is going to the Providence Medical building or one of the residential areas that have no other access point. They will not allow any through traffic.
For residents of 40th Ln, 51st Ln, Firwood Grove Apartments, Lacey Park Apartments, and Emerald Park: we will allow local access to your street during most of the closure, but expect major delays. Please check in with the flagger at the closure sign and let them know where you are going, and the flagger will let you through as soon as it is safe. There will be a 4 hour time period that the access to your street will be closed while the paving machine is directly in front of your street and while the asphalt cools.
This work is weather dependent, we will put out another notice if anything changes.
The College St and Yelm Hwy Water and Overlay projects provides for an asphalt overlay of College St from Mullen Rd to Rainier Rd and Yelm Hwy from city limit lines on the west to Ruddell Rd. In addition, curb ramps along this route will be upgraded and new medians will be installed. Work will begin in June.
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