News Release – Legion Way street closure for tree removal

Five trees will be removed on Legion Way this coming Monday and Tuesday, March 19-20. According to the City’s urban forester Kevin McFarland, even before the recent storm, these five trees were identified for removal this year due to their potential hazard condition.

The original 123 oak trees on Legion Way were topped about 30 years ago resulting in unnaturally shaped and weak limbs.

Three trees will be removed between Eastside and Central, and two trees will be taken down between Eastside and Pear.

Legion Way closure schedule:

Monday, March 19:

  • 9:00 a.m. until about Noon: Legion Way will be closed between Boundary and Central
  • Noon – 4:00 p.m.: Legion Way will be closed from Eastside to the entrance of Madison Elementary School. Access to Madison Elementary and the Knox Center will be from Boundary Street.

Tuesday, March 20:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (or until finished, if earlier): Legion Way will be closed from Eastside to Pear, with the first work taking place between Eastside and Quince.

If you have questions, contact Cathie Butler, City of Olympia Communications Manager, 360.753.8361.