Chelsea Krotzer reports in The Olympian:
“Thurston County is seeking $2.1 million in grant funding to widen a section of Vail Road Southeast.
County commissioners approved the application at Tuesdays meeting. If the project becomes a reality, the county road fund will be required to kick in $562,500 in addition to the $2,137,500 grant.
The project would widen the driving lanes and add 5-foot shoulders to both sides between 158th and 135th avenues.
The road would widen from an overall 21 feet to 32 feet.”
“The application seeks funding from the County Road Administration Board . If its approved, it will provide project funding from 2013-15.
The county will learn this fall whether the application was approved, according to Theresa Parsons, civil engineer.”