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Noise, traffic related to construction to increase beginning this week

Construction-related noise and traffic will increase beginning Wednesday, Aug.

ADA and Sidewalk Improvement Project Update

This is a status update on the project to improve sidewalks as well as ADA access throughout the Capitol Campus. 

Work this week

New banners that adorn Capitol Campus add color, civic education

OLYMPIA -- Department of Enterprise Services crews today hung new banners that reflect the diversity of eastern and western Washington along the north and south diagonals on the Capitol Campus.

Keith Peterson hangs new banners of state symbols on the Capitol Campus

The designs for the banners were chosen to promote civic education and represent state symbols (state flower, fish, fruit, tree, bird).

No heat, hot water in most campus buildings during July 20 weekend work on campus powerhouse

OLYMPIA –- The steam system that supports a dozen state office buildings on the Capitol Campus, including the Legislative Building, will be taken off-line at midnight on Saturday, July 20, so that crews can make repairs to the central powerhouse.

During the outage, the buildings will be without heat and hot water. 

The steam system will be turned back on immediately after the repair. Heat and hot water are expected to be available by 8 p.m. Saturday. 

Sidewalk & ADA improvements start tomorrow

Preparation work to improve sidewalks as well as ADA access around the Capitol Campus begins tomorrow, July 12.

Initial repairs start on July 16 along:

  • The west side of Washington Street behind the Capitol Court building from the corner of 11th Avenue to the 12th Avenue tunnel.
  • The south side of 11th Avenue and between Washington Street and Jefferson Street.

Work for sidewalk and ADA repairs is scheduled to begin July 26 in the following locations:

Basketball tournament to close campus streets July 20-21

The Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services has issued a permit for Capital City 3 on 3, a three-on-three basketball tournament, July 20-21st.

Annual festival to impact campus streets July 13-22

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for Capital Lakefair, an annual five-day community festival on the shores of Capitol Lake.

Organizers estimate that more than 200,000 people will attend the event, which runs July 17-22, and requires temporary closures of several Capitol Campus and city streets throughout the week.

A section of Water Street Southwest, next to Heritage Park will be closed starting July 13th at 8 a.m. for festival set up.

Here is a partial list of street closures during Lakefair:

B&G teams spruce up the Capitol Campus for summertime visitors

Workers planting flowers around Tivoli Fountain on the Capitol Campus.

Talk about curb appeal.

In recent weeks, Buildings & Grounds crews have been working hard to spruce up the lawns, landscapes, monuments and other features of the Capitol Campus so that they’ll sparkle for the summer.

Here are some examples of their work.

Tree work scheduled June 26 and 28 on the Capitol Campus

Crews will remove a large blue Atlas cedar tree limb that poses potential safety hazards for pedestrians along Cherry Lane near the northwest corner of the Insurance Building on Wednesday, June 26. 

Sidewalks along the northwest corner of Insurance Building will be closed during the work, and some parking spaces on Cherry Lane will be cordoned off. A small number of parking spaces on the south side of the Winged Victory circle will be cordoned off as a staging area. 

Capital City Pride Festival to bring estimated 5,000 to Capitol Campus June 23

Capital City Pride Festival to bring estimated 5,000 to Capitol Campus June 23

The Department of Enterprise Services' has issued a permit for the 2019 Capital City Pride Festival on Sunday, June 23.

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.

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