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Capitol Campus Projects

East Plaza Water Infiltration Repairs

DOT building March 2019 and December 2019

Complete: This project removed the former landscape and garden beds in front of the Department of Transportation and Employment Security buildings so crews could replace the failing waterproof membrane on the roof of the Plaza Garage and replaced the landscape. Learn more.

Plaza Garage Projects

In 2020, several electrical projects will have minor impacts to parking and lighting in the Plaza Garage. The projects are related to garage lighting improvements, upgrading electrical panels, Campus security, and construction of a new Child Care Center on the East Campus. See a schedule of upcoming work and impacts.

Roof Replacements on Cherberg and Insurance Buildings

Complete: Aged roofs were replaced on the Cherberg and Insurance buildings to alleviate chronic leaks in the Cherberg Building as well as water damage in the Insurance Building. 

Campus Sidewalk and ADA Access Improvements

Complete: Sidewalks as well as ADA access were improved throughout the Capitol Campus. The project also included new ADA access into and throughout the Sunken Garden. Learn more.

Capitol Court Exterior Repairs

A project to clean and repair the historic Capitol Court building's exterior sandstone, replace doors and fully restore the building's wood window frames began Sept. 30, 2020. There are noise, parking and pedestrian impacts as well as dust at times. Learn more.

Campus Color Initiative and Banner Pilot Project

Complete: In the spring and summer of 2019, DES crews were busy improving the campus "curb appeal" as well as pollinator habitat with more flowers that bring color to both East and West Campus – a mix of perennials, annuals and wildflowers. Crews also hung banners that reflect the diversity of eastern and western Washington on 20 light posts along the north and south diagonals on the Capitol Campus. Learn more.