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A Reminder to be Assertive and Aware when using Capitol Campus Facilities

Washington State Patrol recently made a car prowling arrest in the Plaza Garage. The Department of Enterprise Services would like to remind anyone using Capitol Campus parking facilities to:

Annual festival to impact campus streets July 12 to 16

Capital Lakefair, the 60-year-old event that takes place along the shores of Capitol Lake, begins Wednesday, July 12 and ends Sunday, July 16, with a nighttime fireworks display.

Lakefair requires temporary closures of several campus and city streets. A section of Water Street, next to Heritage Park, is already closed for Lakefair set up.

Here is a partial list of street closures during Lakefair:

Work for 1063 project to bring traffic impacts during week of July 10

During the week of July 10, crews will continue sidewalk, paving and landscaping work along the sides of the 1063 Block Replacement Project.

There will be intermittent impacts to traffic on 11th and Union avenues.

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

Sidewalk, landscaping, paving work for 1063 project to bring traffic impacts during first week of July; stormwater system work continues

During the first week of July, crews will begin paving work and continue sidewalk and landscaping work along the sides of the 1063 Block Replacement Project.

There will be impacts to traffic on 11th Avenue, Columbia Street, Union Avenue and Capitol Way, including intermittent road closures.

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

Scheduled for Saturday, July 1:

Lighting project to bring intermittent closures to Plaza Garage towers during non-peak use times

As part of a project to replace or retrofit exterior lighting on the Capitol Campus that began this month, the Plaza Garage stair towers (1-8) on East Capitol Campus may intermittently be closed during non-peak use times through Friday, June 30.

Closures will not occur during peak use times -- 7 to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. – will not affect all stair towers at once. During closures, a sign will be posted on each entry door notifying people that the stairs are closed temporarily.

Installation of waterproof sealant in NRB Garage to begin June 26

Installation of waterproofing materials on the P-1 level of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) Parking Garage and Mezzanine will begin Monday, June 26. The sealant replacement will greatly reduce damaging water infiltration into the garage. This work is in addition to the ongoing operation to replace fire sprinkler piping and repair earthquake bracing in the parking garage on level P-3 and the tunnel between the NRB and Office Building 2.

Sidewalk, landscaping work for 1063 project to bring traffic impacts week of June 19; stormwater system work continues

During the week of June 19, crews will continue sidewalk and landscaping work along the sides of the 1063 Block Replacement Project.

Traffic and pedestrian impacts

There will be intermittent impacts to traffic on 11th Avenue and Capitol Way.

During work throughout the week, flaggers will be in place and traffic delays are expected to be minimal.

In addition, ADA sidewalk ramps will be removed and replaced along the north side of Union Street.

Capital City Pride Festival to bring estimated 10,000 to Capitol Campus June 17

Enterprise Services has issued a permit for Saturday, June 17, for the Capital City Pride Festival on the Capitol Campus.

The annual event includes a parade that begins at noon and heads north on Capitol Way to Heritage Park. A festival will be held in the park from 1 to 6 p.m.

Event organizers Capital City Pride estimate that more than 10,000 people will likely attend this year's event.

View a complete list of upcoming permitted campus events.

Maintenance work to impact traffic along Capitol Way morning of June 22

Department of Enterprise Services grounds staff will be doing maintenance work on the Capitol Way traffic islands Thursday, June 22 to improve public safety and to keep the gateway to the campus attractive.

The two inside lanes along Capitol Way, between Sid Snyder and 11th avenues, will be temporarily closed during the work.

The work will begin about 9 a.m. and is expected to be complete by noon.

Flaggers, signs and cones will be present to direct traffic during the work.

Department of Enterprise Services leads the charge to add EVs to state fleet

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is leading the way to reduce carbon emissions in the state, according to Western Washington Clean Cities.

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