Public Safety Building housing Council Chambers, Yelm
On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Yelm City Council heard a presentation from John Romero, Assistant Project Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation with an overview of the SR 507 overlay project set to begin.
Mr. Romero said that 2 inches of the top pavement will be scraped off and repaved in sections, from Tenino to Roy, except for some gaps that were required due to a funding shortage. Most of those gaps will be completed in 2016, which includes a 500 section of Yelm Ave. West from the SR 507 intersection. Most of the work will done at night.
WSDOT has been preparing 1st Street and Yelm Ave., East with repairing pavement sections where the roads has buckled.
The public may have noticed curb ramp work on 20 ramps at 7 intersections on Yelm Ave. E which include: 1st St., 4th St. Prairie Park, Vancil Rd, Bald Hills Rd. SE.
Additionally, video protection camera installation has been competed at 5 intersections including:
1st St., Bald Hills Rd. SE, Clark, Vancil, & 170th Ave SE (Wal-Mart Blvd.).
Preparation for the asphalt enlay grinds up the metal detection loops in the roadbed to start a traffic light to change.
To defray the cost each road asphalting and never have to reinstall the detection loops again, an infrared device from above reads if anything metal is in an intersection and changes the light.
So these devices are not involved in law enforcement, not recording anything, and they can not be monitored remotely.
Roadwork begins the week of July 20th and continues through mid-August, then the asphalt cures for 21 days before final pavement markings are placed.
This SR 507 work will tie-in to the just completed Mossman project on both ends.
Click here to see the full video explanation.