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Annual festival to impact campus streets July 12 to 16

Capital Lakefair, the 60-year-old event that takes place along the shores of Capitol Lake, begins Wednesday, July 12 and ends Sunday, July 16, with a nighttime fireworks display.

Lakefair requires temporary closures of several campus and city streets. A section of Water Street, next to Heritage Park, is already closed for Lakefair set up.

Here is a partial list of street closures during Lakefair:

Work for 1063 project to bring traffic impacts during week of July 10

During the week of July 10, crews will continue sidewalk, paving and landscaping work along the sides of the 1063 Block Replacement Project.

There will be intermittent impacts to traffic on 11th and Union avenues.

During work throughout the week, flaggers will be in place. Work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Sidewalk, landscaping, paving work for 1063 project to bring traffic impacts during first week of July; stormwater system work continues

During the first week of July, crews will begin paving work and continue sidewalk and landscaping work along the sides of the 1063 Block Replacement Project.

There will be impacts to traffic on 11th Avenue, Columbia Street, Union Avenue and Capitol Way, including intermittent road closures.

During work throughout the week, flaggers will be in place. Work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Scheduled for Saturday, July 1:

Sequim School District celebrates new cross-laminated timber modular classrooms

Pilot project brings potential environmental and economic benefits as well as efficiency in construction process

The Sequim School District is celebrating completion new modular classrooms built using an innovative new building product called of cross-laminated timber (CLT) under a pilot project funded by the state Legislature and overseen by the state Department of Enterprise Services.

Lighting project to bring intermittent closures to Plaza Garage towers during non-peak use times

As part of a project to replace or retrofit exterior lighting on the Capitol Campus that began this month, the Plaza Garage stair towers (1-8) on East Capitol Campus may intermittently be closed during non-peak use times through Friday, June 30.

Closures will not occur during peak use times -- 7 to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. – will not affect all stair towers at once. During closures, a sign will be posted on each entry door notifying people that the stairs are closed temporarily.

Lowering of Capitol Lake for screen replacement work postponed to end of July

The Department of Enterprise Service has postponed plans to lower Capitol Lake to replace screens until the end of July to protect bats who rely more heavily on the lake as a food source in June and July when pups are nursing.

A contractor hired by Enterprise Services was scheduled to lower the lake by 2 feet on June 26 for work that would occur June 27 and 28. The work will replace the screens between Capitol Lake's mitigation ponds and the main lake. The screens are needed to reduce risk of Eurasian Watermilfoil fragments spreading from the ponds into the lake.

Reminder: Capitol Lake to be lowered during work to replace screens between mitigation ponds and main lake

Reminder: Capitol Lake to be lowered during work to replace screens between mitigation ponds and main lake

On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27 and 28, a contractor hired by the Department of Enterprise Services will replace the screens between Capitol Lake's mitigation ponds and the main lake. The screens are needed to reduce risk of Eurasian Watermilfoil fragments spreading from the ponds into the lake.

To accommodate the work, Enterprise Services will lower the lake level by 2 feet, starting during the high tide Monday night.

Installation of waterproof sealant in NRB Garage to begin June 26

Installation of waterproofing materials on the P-1 level of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) Parking Garage and Mezzanine will begin Monday, June 26. The sealant replacement will greatly reduce damaging water infiltration into the garage. This work is in addition to the ongoing operation to replace fire sprinkler piping and repair earthquake bracing in the parking garage on level P-3 and the tunnel between the NRB and Office Building 2.

Capitol Lake to be lowered during work to replace screens between mitigation ponds and main lake

On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27 and 28, a contractor hired by the Department of Enterprise Services will replace the screens between Capitol Lake's mitigation ponds and the main lake. The screens are needed to reduce risk of Eurasian Watermilfoil fragments spreading from the ponds into the lake.

To accommodate the work, Enterprise Services will lower the lake level by 2 feet, starting during the high tide Monday night.

The agency will return the lake to its normal level after the work is complete.

Crews renovating landscape beds between the Legislative Building and Cherberg, O'Brien buildings

Work crews this week began renovating landscape beds between the Legislative Building and the John A. Cherberg and John L. O'Brien Buildings.

Crews will use a mini-excavator to remove soil in one of the daffodil beds between the Legislative portico and the Sundial where plants have not been thriving. New soil will be added, followed by compost that will be roto-tilled into beds to improve soil health and aeration. All work involving equipment is scheduled to be completed by 7:30 a.m. daily to minimize noise impacts during the work day.

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