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Construction on West Campus to have traffic & pedestrian impacts on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8

A telecom contractor is scheduled to work on West Capitol Campus on Thursday and Friday.

Traffic, pedestrian travel patterns and some parking stalls will be affected by the work, which is connected to LegTech’s Legislative Fiber Backbone Project. 

Enterprise Services is providing logistics support for safety and traffic plans. There will be warning signs alerting drivers and pedestrians about the construction activity in the area. In some cases, flaggers will direct traffic. 

Among the impacts: 

History lecture series offered this summer on Capitol Campus

Learn about local history and its connection to state and national events during a series of sack lunch lectures on Capitol Campus.  

The events, which are sponsored by the Capitol Visitor Services Volunteer Program, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Columbia Room of the Legislative (capitol) Building. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public.  

Here are the dates and topics: 

5,000 expected at Capitol on June 10

The Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services has issued a permit for the 2018 Capital City Pride Festival on Sunday, June 10.  

Festival organizers estimate that 5,000 people will attend the annual event, which could affect traffic and parking on Capitol Campus. The event includes a noon parade from the flag circle lawn near the Legislative Building to Heritage Park, where festival activities are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m.   

Memorial Day events planned for Capitol Campus May 28

Enterprise Services would like to remind people that the numerous war monuments and memorials on Capitol Campus traditionally draw heavy visitor traffic during Memorial Day weekend.

Two events that the Enterprise Services Capitol Security & Visitor Services (CSVS) issued permits for are expected to bring noise impacts as well. 

Upcoming events at Heritage and Sylvester parks expected to draw big crowds

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued permits for several large events May 19-21 that will be held at parks on the Capitol Campus.  

The events could affect traffic and parking in the area.

Capital City Marathon events May 19 and 20
On Saturday, May 19, organizers estimate that 500 people will attend the Capital City Marathon Kids Run from 4 to 5 p.m. at Heritage Park. 

Tree treatments to close part of Heritage Park on May 17

The second of two planned fungicide spray treatments on London plane trees at Heritage Park will take place Thursday, May 17. The first treatment was April 26

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus April 24-26

Tree pruning and spraying will be done at various Capitol Campus locations from Tuesday, April 24 through Thursday, April 26.

April 21 rally to bring estimated 2,000 to Capitol Campus

Enterprise Services has issued a permit for a rally this weekend that organizers say could bring up to 2,000 people to the state Capitol Campus in Olympia. The event is expected to affect traffic and parking on the campus. 

Many rally participants are expected to openly carry firearms, as allowed under state law. There is no prohibition against openly carrying guns on the grounds of the state Capitol Campus in Olympia. 

Work to prepare Capitol Campus mural for relocation begins

Enterprise Services is developing plans and strategy for relocating the mural by artist Jean C. Beall from the mothballed General Administration Building to the new Helen E. Sommers Building. The agency received funding in the 2018 capital budget for the project.

To minimize damage to the mural, it must be moved in one piece along with its wall. The mural and wall weigh an estimated 28,000 pounds.

Two separate events set for Saturday at Capitol expected to draw crowds

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued permits for two separate events on Washington State’s Capitol Campus on Saturday. Both events are expected to be highly visible, draw large crowds, and affect traffic and parking on the campus. 

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