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Hundreds expected to attend Nov. 11 Veterans Day Celebration on Capitol Campus

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for a Veterans Day ceremony. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in the Legislative Building. Following the ceremony in the Legislative Building, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Sacajawea Chapter will read the Vietnam Memorial inscription followed by the list of names of Washington State residents Killed in Action or Missing in Action at the Memorial.

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus October 23 & 24

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.

Enterprise Services receives National Association of Minority Contractors Public Agency of the Year award

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.

Pedestrian, vehicle traffic impacts coming to Capitol Way South

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.

100 new trees coming to state’s Capitol Campus

You’re invited to celebrate the Centennial Challenge planting effort and Urban and Community Forestry Month on Oct. 18


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: