Olympia-area boaters should be aware the Luhr’s Landing water-access site will be closed Aug. 4-8. This will allow a Thurston County Public Works crew time to replace a failed culvert at the intersection of D’Milluhr Drive and Scenic Drive at the entrance to the boat launch.
The launch site, owned and operated by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, is just west of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge on Puget Sound.
Brian Mitchell, natural resource operations supervisor for the state agency, said access to the launch could also be restricted during the week of Aug. 11 while work continues to install the culvert, according to a department news release.
By improving drainage, the project should help to reduce maintenance of the road and parking lot at the access site, Mitchell said in the release.”
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Luhr’s Landing is one of more than 700 water-access sites owned and operated by the department. The closest access site on Puget Sound is at Boston Harbor.
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