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Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus Nov. 26

OLYMPIA — Tree spraying 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.

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.

Utility improvement project to repair utility infrastructure on West Capitol Campus

Work to replace sewer pipes on the West Capitol Campus will begin Monday, Nov. 12, and will have some impacts to parking and traffic flow. The project 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.

Hundreds expected to attend Nov. 11 Veterans Day and World War I Centennial Celebration on Capitol Campus

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services  has issued a permit for a Veterans Day and World War I Centennial Celebration. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in the Legislative Building.

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus September 21

OLYMPIA — Tree pruning work will be done near the Winged Victory monument on the Capitol Campus Sept. 21. 

Capitol dome cleaning and preservation work begins soon

Photo of workers cleaning the dome in 2012
Workers last performed cleaning and preservation work in 2012.

 

 

Parade expected to bring 1,000 people (and many pets) to Capitol Campus parks

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services has issued a permit to The Olympian for its annual Pet Parade. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on August 18. It includes a parade that will begin at 10 a.m. at Heritage Park, wind through downtown Olympia and end at Sylvester Park. 

Organizers estimate that 1,000 people will attend the event, which could affect traffic and parking in the area. 

Glass work scheduled at Natural Resources Building

Workers will begin installing scaffolding at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, inside the rotunda of the Natural Resources Building in preparation for an emergency glass replacement project. 

D.K. Boos Glass of Lacey will perform the work, expected to take place between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Friday, Aug. 10. 

During the project, building tenants can expect construction noise, and limited access to the entrances and exits and curved stairwell in the Natural Resources Building’s south plaza. 

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