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Bald Hills Rd. in Yelm’s city limits needs fixing NOW!
Public safety hazard mentioned here previously

Detour map around Yelm section of Bald Hill Rd.
Photo: City of Yelm Government Facebook page/Google Maps

* Bald Hill Rd. floods several times annually at Yelm Creek
* Most of flooded stretch is within city limits
* I have mentioned this to Yelm officials repeatedly the last 10 years
* Dangerous detour making left from NB Vail to WB SR 507
* School bus drivers can attest to challenges on this turn, a safety issue
* School buses and emergency vehicles often forced to make circuitous detour
* Rain forecast all next week, more Bald Hill Rd. flooding expected
* Bald Hill Rd. businesses affected when this section closes due to flooding
* Continuing repairing shoulders or potholes is not enough
* Yelm Creek culvert should be widened/dredged and the bridge raised
* Yelm needs to work with County to get this fixed this summer!

– From City of Yelm Government Facebook page
Bald Hill Road now has one lane open. The ditch has eroded the shoulder past the fog line and is about 10 inches deep. It is still under water, which presents a serious hazard. Please share to advise friends and neighbors.

The north-bound lane is barricaded and temporary stop signs have been placed at both ends. Please treat as a one lane road. Our crews are out there today and will make the repairs on Monday morning, weather permitting.
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– This issue previously raised on this Blog
I have been before the Yelm City Council on several occasions in the last 10 years about this road’s flooding and wrote about the Public Safety issue associated with the detour, last covered here December 12, 2015.
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Flooded Yelm section of Bald Hill Rd.
Photo: Yelm Community Blog, March 16, 2017

– UPDATE: March 19, 2017
“Bald Hill road, near Yelm, reduced to one lane following flood”
By Rolf Boone, The Olympian.
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Posted by Steve on March 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

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