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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.