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Temporary repairs for Pritchard Building ramps will improve safety

Enterprise Services Building & Grounds crews recently patched several cracks in the ramps in front of the Joel M. Pritchard Building on the Capital Campus.

The work will help prevent tripping injuries, and make the ramps more accessible.

The repairs are temporary until capital funding is made available for a permanent repair or complete replacement.


Water leaks in the Plaza Garage are being investigated

Construction crews on the East Plaza are investigating the cause of leaks into the Plaza Garage that began Tuesday, May 14. The source is suspected to be trapped water leaking through conduits exposed during the construction. As crews continue to locate the sources of the water leaks, they will take measures to minimize the impacts to parkers and their vehicles. This may be an ongoing issue as crews continue demolition work this spring.

Work to clean parking garages will take place over the next few weekends

Work to clean parking garages on the Capitol Campus will take place on the weekends between Jan. 26 and Feb. 9. Parkers, visitors and nearby residents may hear noise related to Enterprise Services employees operating a small street sweeper and debris blowers. Some employee parking may be temporarily impacted during the cleaning. Most of the work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.

Tree removal work scheduled for East Capitol Campus on Jan. 8 and 12

OLYMPIA — Tree work, including removal of several dead trees and limbs that pose potential safety hazards, is scheduled this month on the East Capitol Campus. 

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Timm’s Tree Care of Olympia for the effort. 

Department of Enterprise Services Fleet Operations Manager George Carter III honored for driving environmental leadership


Washington state has again been recognized as a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Department of Enterprise Services Fleet Operations Manager George Carter III recently accepted the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) 2018 Environmental Leadership Award.

Damaged tree scheduled for removal from Sylvester Park

A swamp white oak tree in Sylvester Park

OLYMPIA — A damaged swamp white oak tree that poses safety hazards for park users as well as pedestrians along Legion Way Southeast is scheduled for removal from Sylvester Park on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Holiday events to impact Capitol Campus roads and parks over the next two weekends

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services welcomes holiday events to the Capitol Campus over the next two weekends. The events will impact roads and parks surrounding the campus.  

Nov. 25 - Jingle Bell Parade

Deschutes Parkway will be closed for a Jingle Bell Parade on Sunday, Nov. 25. The event permit also includes use of Marathon Park as a parade staging area and Sylvester Park for a tree lighting ceremony, which will occur immediately following the parade. The parade begins at 3 p.m. and ends about 4 p.m.

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus Nov. 26

OLYMPIA — Treatments will be done to improve tree health at various Capitol Campus locations on Nov. 26. 

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Wolbert’s Plant Essentials of Olympia for effort.

A Scotch elm in Sylvester Park will be treated for leaf miners and five large tulip trees near the Legislative Building and Temple of Justice will be treated for aphids. 

Pedestrian impacts

Utility improvement project to repair utility infrastructure continues on West Capitol Campus

Work to replace sewer pipes on the West Capitol Campus continues the week of Nov. 19 and is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 7. The utility infrastructure on the Capitol Campus is old and in need of repair to ensure reliable service on the campus for decades to come. This project is part of a long-term plan to improve utility infrastructure campus-wide.

Pedestrians will use detours on East Capitol Campus Nov. 14-16

Some pedestrian walkways will be closed on the East Capitol Plaza Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Friday, Nov. 16, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., near the Department of Transportation and Employment Security buildings so work can be done to inspect the waterproofing materials meant to prevent water infiltration into the Plaza Garage. Pedestrian detours will be open to parkers using the garage stairs or elevators in towers 1 and 2. Vehicle traffic will not be impacted.