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Twenty-two visitor parking stalls to close until Oct. 20

The NRB Parking Garage Level P-1 West Visitor Parking Lot is open, however -- beginning Sept. 29 -- 22 stalls on the west side of the lot will close until Oct. 20. Metered parking is available to visitors to the Capitol Campus and costs $2 per hour.

One more concrete pour, additional parking available to employees and agency vehicles

One more concrete pour is scheduled for Friday, September 22. This pour will cause a partial closure on P-2 northeast area. There will continue to be impacts to parking as the work continues into December.

The NRB Parking Garage Level P-1 West Visitor Parking Lot is open. Beginning Monday, September 25, the northwest stair tower will be open.

Major concrete pours are complete, some additional parking available to employees and agency vehicles

The concrete pours to resurface the mezzanine are complete. Over the past weeks, this work has caused intermittent closures of parking areas throughout the Natural Resources Building (NRB) Parking Garage and we at DES want parkers to know that we greatly appreciate your patience. Additional concrete pours will take place on level P-2 over the next two weeks, and there will continue to be impacts to parking as the work continues into December, but they won't be as significant as they were in August.

Enterprise Services consolidating and updating multiple parking policies to create one-stop-shop for information

The Department of Enterprise Services is consolidating parking policies, procedures and other requirements put in place by the former Department of General Administration (GA) to create a one-stop-shop for Capitol Campus parking policy information. GA oversaw parking until Enterprise Services was formed in 2011.

Once updated, the policy should be more useful for parkers and feature:

NRB visitor parking is open while work continues

Natural Resources Building Parking Garage, P-1 West Visitor Parking ramp off Washington Street is open. Metered visitor parking is available to visitors to the Capitol Campus and costs $2 per hour. Employees who work on the Capitol Campus are not permitted to park in visitor lots.

New interactive map makes it easier to find your way around the Capitol Campus

OLYMPIA -- It just became easier to find your way around the state's Capitol Campus: The Department of Enterprise Services has launched a new, interactive map on its website. The new map is mobile-friendly and has much more utility as a wayfinding tool for people. The interactive map also is a good tool for finding more information about the buildings, parks, memorials and other features on the campus.

People can sort the waypoints on the map by category, such as:

NRB Parking Garage work to impact employee parking in August

Work to replace the waterproof sealant on level P-1 of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) Parking Garage and the building's mezzanine continues and will impact employee parking during the month of August. Concrete pours to the mezzanine will intermittently close parking in different areas of levels P-1 and P-2 over the coming weeks. View a schedule and maps of the closures. Other impacts to parkers and tenants include:

Night-time work to replace fire retardant begins July 31

Night-time work to replace fire-retardant materials on the support beams on the P-2 level of the Natural Resources Building Garage will begin the evening of July 31 and will continue through Aug. 9. The work will occur Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. While employees and visitors should be minimally impacted by the work, please be sure to remove your vehicle from the work area by 6 p.m. View a detailed map of the work schedule.

Northbound I-5 construction to cause weekend delays

On the weekends of July 21 and 28, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will rebuild a bridge approach slab and expansion joint on northbound I-5 at Pacific Avenue. The work will require reduced lanes and is expected to cause lengthy traffic backups and delays. Visitors and employees traveling to the Capitol Campus are encouraged to take alternative routes.

When will the work occur?

10 p.m. Friday, July 21 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 24; and 10 p.m. Friday, July 28 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 31.

Capitol Campus Construction Impacts for the week of July 17

1063 Project Update

During the week of July 17, crews will be restriping roads surrounding the 1063 Block Replacement Project.

There will be intermittent impacts to traffic on:

  • 11th Avenue
  • Capitol Way
  • Columbia Street
  • Union Avenue

During work throughout the week, flaggers will be in place. Work is weather dependent and subject to change.

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