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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.

Seasonal shutdown of west campus fountain set for Oct. 27

The Tivoli Fountain, the popular water feature on the west Capitol Campus, will be turned off for the winter season on Monday, Oct. 27.

In an ongoing effort to diagnose suspected leaks, Enterprise Services will use a gradual shut-down process this year to monitor water movement through the fountain's plumbing and drains as pressure is lowered.

Deschutes Parkway landscape work to impact traffic Sept. 29

On Monday, Sept. 29, a crew from the Washington State Department of Transportation will mow the plant hedge along the west side of Deschutes Parkway from near the 5th Avenue Bridge to Percival Cove, across the street from Marathon Park.

The work will begin at about 8 a.m. and be finished by about 4 p.m.

Both lanes of Deschutes Parkway will be open, but a flagger will help be on site to help manage traffic near the mower.

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Campus buildings out of steam on Oct. 12

Most Capitol Campus buildings will be without heat or hot water from about 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 while Enterprise Services makes emergency repairs to one of the two pumps that feed water into the steam boiler at the campus powerhouse, the building with the tall smokestack next to Capitol Lake.

The affected buildings include:

State seeks input on proposed campus building at Oct. 30 open house

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) will conduct an open house on Thursday, Oct. 30 to gather input from the public regarding how the proposed 1063 Block Replacement Project – a new high-performance, five-story state office building slated to be constructed on the northwest corner of 11th Avenue and Capitol Way in Olympia – can best serve the community.

Scaffolding goes up at Old Capitol Building Oct. 11 to aid with repairs

Scaffolding will be set up on the north side of the Old Capitol Building, which is across the street from Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia, on Saturday, Oct. 11, so Enterprise Services can clear a clogged roof drain.

During a recent storm, water leaked into the men's restroom on the third floor of the building.

The scaffolding is needed to safely reach the clogged drain, which is approximately 50 feet above the ground. The scaffolding is expected to be down by Oct. 28.

No building entryways will be affected by the work.

Governor’s Mansion holiday tours available in December

Updated 11/21/2014: All available tour slots have been filled.


Reservations required for free visit to popular, historic home

OLYMPIA — You will want to act fast to reserve your spot for one of the most popular tours in the state.

Holiday tours of the Governor’s Mansion are being offered on Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Morning and afternoon times are available. Reservations are required.

State to add thousands of plants, new stormwater system near Capitol to protect Puget Sound

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 3, contractors hired by the Department of Enterprise Services will plant more than 3,000 shrubs and trees near the Legislative Building.

Contractors will also finish installing a new, cutting-edge stormwater management system to reduce polluted surface water runoff that washes into Capitol Lake and Puget Sound.

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