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“Lawmakers sent Gov. Chris Gregoire a $7.5 billion transportation budget Sunday that contains money for several South Sound projects…

And the first phase of the Yelm bypass highway gets $11.05 million in 2009-11, which lets contracts go to bid later this year.

At the request of Rep. Brendan Williams, D-Olympia, there also is a provision to keep Washington State Patrol troopers investigating vehicle crashes on Thurston County roads through June 2011, making Thurston the lone Washington county that still has that service. Sheriff Dan Kimball says it could save,” quoting The Olympian.

CLICK HERE for information on the Yelm Bypass from Protect Yelm.org that brings up several good points this writer has previously stated; in particular a 1 mile Bypass funded to nowhere that will get no further funding consideration to complete the Loop until 2021-2023.

How would you like to live on Cullen (where the Bypass will end) and have the Bypass traffic coming down your neighborhood residential street, for 15 years +, where your children play? And this is a road not engineered nor designed to handle truck, heavy vehicular and Bypass traffic. Why there is not even a traffic light at Cullen & Yelm Ave. West!


Posted by Steve on April 27, 2009 at 5:06 am | Permalink

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