2017 Pavement Maintenance Project
This summer the City will undertake its largest pavement maintenance and street repair project to date, making an investment to maintain our valuable transportation infrastructure citywide.
While these projects are necessary they will cause occasional traffic delays. City staff considers how traffic will be affected and works with the contractor to help minimize congestion, disruption to drivers and impacts to adjacent residents and businesses. However, disruptions are unavoidable and this work will impact traffic and access to homes and businesses during construction.
We appreciate your patience during construction.
Road Work Ahead
Stay Connected, Keep Informed
Familiarize yourself with the scheduled work and plan your trip accordingly.
Expect traffic delays, detours and construction noise between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Drivers are advised to use alternate routes during paving hours.
Roads will remain open and restricted to flagger-controlled, one-lane traffic and reduced lanes.
Follow all instructions provided by traffic control including flaggers and signs while work is in progress.
On days when work is scheduled, all vehicles and other objects must be cleared from the street.
Project work on any particular street will be short-term, lasting from part of a day to about a week.
Weather and other factors will impact the project work schedule.
There are many ways to stay connected and keep informed about specific road segments and neighborhood paving projects.
Plan your route around road construction and traffic incidents with Construction & Traffic Alerts. The City provides email updates on the Pavement Maintenance project to keep you informed.
Sign Up today for Construction & Traffic Alerts.
Watch for signs like this on streets and in your neighborhood. City staff will post Street & Sidewalk Maintenance Program signs and deliver flyers to specific neighborhoods a few days prior to road work.
Slow down and drive at the posted speed limit in construction zones.
The citywide work is scheduled to begin in mid-July with an anticipated completion date in early September. Specific road and neighborhood project updates will be announced throughout the summer.
Please keep in mind the schedule for all street maintenance projects is subject to change due to weather conditions, contractor equipment availability, emergencies or other unforeseen interruptions. This may impact the order in which the streets are scheduled for repair.
Road projects selected for repair or overlay in 2017 with these primary factors in mind: high traffic and/or life-line routes, road segments with recurring issues, and road segments damaged during winter freezing and thawing.
Road segments and neighborhoods scheduled for improvement include:
| Full Lane Overlays and Inlays
Intermittent Repair Segments
Crack Seal Segments
Significant Full lane road width
Find location information on the
Transportation Benefit District: Promises Made - Promises Kept
Transportation infrastructure is one of the City's most valuable investments. The Transportation Benefit District (TBD) was formed by the City Council in 2014 to replace the transportation funding used to preserve, maintain and expand the transportation infrastructure. In 2015, Tumwater voters approved a .02% sales and use tax for a period of ten years to fund street and sidewalk improvements, through the TBD.
Future projects will include additional focus on preservation. The City anticipates completing over $12,000,000 worth of road repair projects over the next 8 years.
Each year the City provides citizens of Tumwater with transportation improvement costs, expenditures, revenues, and construction schedules in the TBD annual report.