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NRB north parking garage entrance closed Dec. 10-11

The north entrance to the Natural Resources Building parking garage from 11th Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic Dec. 10-11 for cleaning and maintenance of exterior artwork.

A sculptural fabrication company will be on-site to clean and repair "Sea to Sky," the artwork above the north entrance of the garage. The company will also inspect the attachment system of the work to the structure, to ensure seismic safety.

Prayer group uses music to promote cause during campus event

Enterprise Services has issued a permit to a local group for an event on the west Capitol Campus to promote the National Day of Prayer.

The event will be held near the Tivoli Fountain from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 24-27.

Each evening a small number of musicians involved with the prayer group will perform for about three hours.

The group is aware of city of Olympia noise ordinance requirements. The group will have a tent set up near the fountain each night until the event is concluded.

West campus tree work begins Sept. 26

Cherry Lane to lose namesake trees Oct. 5

Department of Enterprise Services grounds staff will soon be busy with a number of projects to plant, prune and remove trees on the west Capitol Campus.

Campus repairs remove tripping hazards

Weather permitting, sidewalk repairs begin Oct. 3 on the Capitol Campus to fix public safety hazards.

Sidewalk repairs will be made at the following locations:

  • Capitol Way and Sid Snyder Ave.
  • 11th Ave. and Capitol Way
  • 11th Ave. and Washington Street, near the Natural Resources Building.

A small sinkhole in the Pritchard parking lot will also be repaired.

The plan is for all three sidewalk areas to be worked on concurrently. The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 16.

Campus cherry trees to be treated for pest Oct. 4

A local landscape pest management and tree care company will treat nearly 80 cherry trees on the Capitol Campus Oct. 4 for control of cherry bark tortrix, an invasive insect.

This application is a seasonal follow-up to treatment done last spring.

Some east campus plants must fall so people don't

The Department of Enterprise Services will install a restraint system to protect pedestrians and state staff from fall hazards at edges of planter beds and other landscape structures on the East Capitol Campus.

Most of the safety systems are simple additions of guardrails atop low walls and fencing along the edges of open planter beds. Less visibly, fall restraint cables will be mounted in planter beds located adjacent to high walls, to enable safe access for workers.

East campus sidewalk closure coming Oct. 8-11

A small section of sidewalk along Maple Park Avenue, near the south side of the Department of Transportation building, will be closed Oct. 8 through Oct. 11 for electrical repairs.

Department of Enterprise Services staff will cut through the sidewalk and dig a shallow trench for installing a new power line to a faulty street light fixture on Maple Park.

Sidewalk repairs begin Oct. 7

Sidewalk repairs on the Capitol Campus scheduled to begin Oct. 3 have been postponed until Oct. 7. The repairs will be made at the following locations:

  • Capitol Way and Sid Snyder Avenue
  • 11th Avenue and Capitol Way
  • 11th Avenue and Washington, near the Natural Resources Building

A small sinkhole in the Pritchard parking lot will also be repaired.

The plan is for all three sidewalk areas to be worked on concurrently. The work is expected to be completed by Oct. 18.

Closures of Old Capitol Building entrances coming Jan. 21-24

There will be brief closures of entrances to the Old Capitol Building in downtown Olympia from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24 while a consultant hired by Enterprise Services examines the exterior of the building.

Peter Meijer Architect, a Portland firm that specializes in historic building work, will use an 85-foot lift to inspect roofs, walls and windows.

The work will begin on the west side of the building then move in a counter-clockwise direction each day. Caution tape and safety cones will be set up around closed doorways.

Campus buildings out of steam Nov. 3

Most Capitol Campus buildings will be without heat or hot water from about 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 while Enterprise Services repairs a leak in the steam system at the campus powerhouse.

The affected buildings include:

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