OLYMPIA — Two 100-plus-year-old Norway maples will be removed on Oct. 23 because their health has deteriorated to the point that they are a safety hazard.
The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with TreeWalker to remove the trees, which are rotting from the inside out and have large, heavy branches that hang over popular walkways on the Capitol Campus.
SEATTLE -- The Department of Enterprise Services received the National Association of Minority Contractors Public Agency of the Year award for its work in promoting small and diverse business participation in public works contracting.
The City of Olympia has issued a permit for telecommunications work that will affect sidewalks along Capitol Way South between 11th and 16 Avenues beginning October 7.
Sidewalks will be closed while crews install new telecommunications lines. In addition, flaggers will be on site to direct vehicle traffic. There will be intermittent noise impacts associated with the work.
The Department of Enterprise Services worked with the city to ensure a tree protection plan is in place and to mitigate other potential landscaping impacts to the Capitol Campus.
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.