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Changes in campus recycling begin Sept. 2

The Department of Enterprise Services will be making some major changes to the recycling program on the Capitol Campus, the Old Capitol Building in downtown Olympia and at the Labor and Industries building in Tumwater.

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, all recycled materials must be split into three separate containers: one for certain types of paper, another for mixed recycled items and a third just for glass.

Reminder: East Campus stormwater project to cause minor traffic impacts June 16-20

A contractor hired by the Department of Enterprise Services will use truck-mounted video equipment to inspect and clean the 30-year-old underground stormwater drainage system on the east Capitol Campus from Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20.

The work will cause brief lane closures on east campus roads as well as within several parking garages. The contractor will have traffic controllers and flaggers to safely direct tenants and visitors through the inspection areas.

Hundreds of plants to be added to campus landscape starting June 24

Last fall, Enterprise Services removed several red maple trees near the Natural Resources Building on the east Capitol Campus.

While the trees produced spectacular fall foliage, their roots were causing adjacent sidewalks to heave and buckle, creating a tripping hazard. Removing the trees and repairing the sidewalks left bare spots in the landscape.

Rather than using conventional methods, Enterprise Services staff decided to take a different — more environmentally friendly — approach to replanting the beds.

Enterprise Services to run generators on east Capitol Campus Thursday evening

The Department of Enterprise Services will be running diesel fuel-powered generators on the east Capitol Campus for several hours on Thursday, June 26 beginning at 6 p.m.

The generators will be used to power the state’s data center located in Office Building 2 while workers perform routine power supply maintenance.

Annual festival to impact campus streets July 16 - 20

Capital Lakefair, the 57-year-old event that takes place along the shores of Capitol Lake, begins Wednesday, July 16 and ends, with a fireworks display, on Sunday evening, July 20.

Like every year, Lakefair requires temporary closures of several campus and city streets. Here is a partial list of street closures during Lakefair:

Tree removal and roof work to begin at Natural Resources Building Saturday

Tree removal and roof work will begin at the Natural Resources Building on the east Capitol Campus Saturday, Aug. 2. Fencing and scaffolding will be set up in preparation for the work on Aug. 1.

On Aug. 2, a dump truck and a crane will begin removing rock ballast roofing on the west side of the building. Capitol Campus visitors and neighbors can expect noise and possible diesel odors. The project will ultimately replace 60,000 square feet of roof on the building.

Repairs under way on damaged Campus war memorial

On Sept. 7, melted, dripped candle wax was discovered over an extensive area of the granite base and steps of the Winged Victory Monument — the west Capitol Campus memorial that honors Washington citizens who served in World War I — leaving behind oil stains on the stone.

Power shut off in west campus buildings, including Capitol, on Sept. 7

On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Department of Enterprise Services will oversee a temporary electrical shut off to most buildings on the west Capitol Campus.

The scheduled power outage will begin at about 7 a.m. and end around 5 p.m. and is being done to support the repair and replacement of aging utility infrastructure beneath Sid Snyder Avenue. The utility project started in August and closed Sid Snyder Avenue from Capitol Way to Cherry Lane near the Legislative Building. The project is expected to continue into November.

Capitol Way, Sid Snyder Avenue crosswalk closed Sept. 22-26

Stoplight at intersection to be shut off during the nighttime construction work

The Capitol Campus crosswalk that goes across Sid Snyder Avenue and the south diagonal on the west side of Capitol Way will be closed for construction from Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 26.

New trees planted on campus for Oct. 3 urban forestry event

Department of Natural ResourcesDepartment of Enterprise Services