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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.

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.

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