Capitol Boulevard Widening

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Capitol Boulevard Widening: Tumwater Boulevard to 73rd Avenue

October 22, 2018 – December 2019 (estimated date of completion) 

The Capitol Boulevard Widening project includes the addition of a second southbound lane and improvements to the Capitol Boulevard intersections at Israel Road and Tumwater Boulevard.  

Project Description 

Work includes construction of a second southbound through lane, turn lanes from Tumwater Boulevard to 73rd Avenue, road resurfacing from Israel Road to 73rd Avenue, and center medians at the intersections of Capitol Boulevard and Israel Road, and Capitol Boulevard and Tumwater Boulevard. 

The Project also includes bike lanes, sidewalks, street lighting, storm drainage, and landscaping. New curb ramps, pedestrian push buttons, signage, and other improvements, required to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards, are part of the work. The existing overhead power lines south of Tumwater Boulevard to 73rd Avenue will be relocated underground. Water and sewer service will be provided to properties not currently served by the City.

Construction Schedule

Phase 1: The first phase of the Project is limited to intersection upgrades.

  • Start date: late October 2018
  • Anticipated completion date: December 2018
  • Work will typically take place Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Work on the second phase of the project includes work south of Tumwater Boulevard and has not been scheduled.

Road and Sidewalk Closures

Capitol Boulevard will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction between Israel Road and Tumwater Boulevard. 
Sidewalks will be closed at times, but when possible, pedestrian detour signs will be used to help direct pedestrians to alternate routes. 

                                             Capitol Blvd
Project Funding

The City received $1,444,661 in grant funding from the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) for the “Capitol Boulevard–Israel Road to 73rd Avenue” project. 

Project Personnel

         • Project Inspector: Rod Hudson
         • Project Manager: John Norman, City Engineer
         • Contractor: Active Construction, Greg Gebhard

If you have any comments or questions about this project, please contact City Engineer John Norman at jnorman@ci.tumwater.wa.us or at 360-754-4140. 

Stay Connected

Register for “Construction & Traffic Alerts” to receive email notifications about traffic impacts and service interruptions as the project progresses at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/e-notifications.