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Local and State News + Tips for July 1, 2020,
* Lacey’s I-5 and Marvin Rd. interchange changes coming,
* Thurston County reports a big jump in COVID-19 cases,
* Mass. requires visitors from most states to self-quarantine [including WA.]!

Overhead view of the Marvin Road overpass.
I-5 and Marvin Rd. interchange
Credit: WSDOT


+ WSDOT: Northbound Marvin Road: Temporary changes will require extra travel time

“Northbound Marvin Road(State Route 510) travelers in Lacey are encouraged to plan ahead to help prevent delays as crews continue to transform the existing overpass into a diverging diamond interchange.

“During the evening of Thursday, July 9, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will remove the existing restrictions for southbound traffic. In the northbound direction, the right lane will be open for through traffic, and the left lane will become a left-turn only to southbound I-5. 

“This temporary change, which could extend up to 24 days depending on the weather, will create congestion and delays for northbound travelers.” Travelers can expect heavier-than-normal traffic, especially during the afternoon commute.

+ Thurston County reports a big jump in COVID-19 cases – Tuesday tied the county’s own record for the most new cases in one day.

+ Lakewood woman embarks on journey to raise awareness of COVID-19 impacts on Navajo tribe

+ Attorney general calls for database of police deadly force incidents in Washington state

+ Washington likely to seek federal loan to keep jobless fund solvent

+ Rebound and Recovery website aims to help Small Business Bounce Back by the Association of Washington Business (AWB)

+ WA. Lawmakers thought Inslee’s veto went too far; they were right – The governor knew vetoing a single sentence in roads budget was unusual. Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy ruled it wasn’t legal


Massachusetts to require visitors from most states to self-quarantine [including WA.]

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