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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

West campus drilling to cause minor impacts Sept. 22-24

A contractor hired by Enterprise Services will drill into the ground at three locations around the state-owned building at the corner of Capitol Way and 11th Avenue from Monday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The work will cause some minor impacts to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

Sellen Construction of Seattle will take a soil samples next to the sidewalk along 11th Avenue just outside the entrance to the former children's museum space.

Natural Resources Building 11th Avenue entrance closed Sept. 22-24

The 11th Avenue entrance into the Natural Resources Building parking garage will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Building tenants and visitors should use entrances at Jefferson or Washington streets during the closure.

The closure is needed for repairs to the concrete traffic island, which is breaking apart and flaking, leaving small pieces that could pose a hazard to bicyclists and pedestrians.

Campus cherry trees to be treated for pest Oct. 3

A local landscape pest management and tree care company will treat 24 Kwanzan cherry trees along Cherry Lane on the Capitol Campus, Monday, Oct. 3 to control cherry bark tortrix, an invasive insect.

The work will be done between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. but is weather dependent. The spraying will not be done if it is raining or there is enough wind to cause the pesticide to drift from the treated areas.

Maple Park Avenue entrance to Plaza Garage partially closed Oct. 23

The Maple Park Avenue entrance to the Plaza Garage will be partially closed from about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23.

A concrete mixer truck will be parked near the parking garage entrance that day as part of a project, overseen by the Department of Enterprise Services, to repair and reconstruct two stair towers and an elevator in the parking garage structure.

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