Street Repaving projects The utility work on MLK Blvd. and Colorado Street will soon be complete, and portions of these streets will be repaved. To help reduce the impact to traffic, only one lane at a time will be closed and flaggers with be standing by to help with traffic flow. Colorado Street Repair (from MLK to 18th Street) Colorado Street Curb & Ramp Repair: 1/2/20 – 1/3/20 Colorado Street Asphalt Repair: 1/6/20 – 1/7/20 One lane will be repaired each day Work will take place [...]
Looking for a unique holiday gift. Check out the Bullock Museum Store for seasonal gifts and year-round Texas themed gifts. The Blanton Museum of Art also has a museum shop with gifts for all ages, and weekend hours to accommodate your busy schedules. This time of year, there are many ways to give and give back. Participating in affiliate and rewards programs can benefit all sorts of your favorite causes and non-profits. For example, the Waterloo Greenway park has a webpage dedicated to [...]
Movability has partnered with Texas State University’s Translational Health Research Initiative to run a pilot study to gather information about how downtown employees get to and from work. The study’s goal is to understand the multi-modal commuting behaviors of those who live and work in the greater Austin area. This study will gather data about the number of downtown commuters and the transportation modes they use. Study results will be shared with entities like CAMPO, the City of Austin, [...]
New Pedestrian Signs Look for new pedestrian signs along sidewalks in the Capitol Complex. The six-foot, red, sandwich-board signs have been refreshed with updated maps and a QR code for easier access to the online campus map. Use your smart phone to scan the QR code and open a pdf of the Capitol Complex map you can take along with you. Safe Crosswalks: To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado: Both crosswalks are accessible for travel to the Blanton Café or the Bullock Museum. Congress [...]
UT Men’s Basketball Tailgating is now available for all Saturday home games. Reserve your tailgate space at one of the State of Texas parking lots located near the Frank Erwin Center. Learn more here.
The closing of the construction exit at Congress is another milestone for The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC). The exit will be closed as the construction of the parking garage under Congress begins. It also marks the final phase of the excavation portion of the Texas Capitol Complex. The excavation work for the buildings at 1801 Congress and 1601 Congress and for the new Central Utility Plant at Colorado and 17th have been completed. The closing of the construction area will [...]
One-way traffic pattern restored on San Jacinto San Jacinto is once again a one-way southbound street. Pedestrians, please use the crosswalks–and look both ways before crossing. SPECIAL EVENT STREET CLOSURE On Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, Scholz Garten will be having an event and closing 17th Street between San Jacinto Blvd. and Trinity Street. The 17th Street closure is will begin at noon on Friday, October 25 and reopen at 10:00 pm on Sunday, October 27. Traffic and Parking: The 300 block of [...]
Safe Crosswalks: To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado: Use the western crosswalk and the north sidewalk closest to the Blanton Cafe Congress (at the Bullock Museum): Use the western crosswalk closest to the Blanton Café. Note: This intersection is now a pedestrian only crossing. Brazos (at the ERS Building): Use the (Blanton) north sidewalk along MLK Blvd. to San Jacinto, cross MLK Blvd. using the eastern crosswalk closest to the bridge over the creek (just before Trinity Street). San Jacinto (to the Capitol) – [...]
Rest in Peace: Texas Capitol Halloween Tour: October 1-31. Click here for more Texas Capitol tour information.
The cranes are onsite at 1801 Congress and the site is ready to receive concrete for the foundation. This week we are celebrating another construction milestone – the pouring of the foundation of the underground parking garage at 1801 Congress. The concrete pours will happen in stages. The first pour will be early Tuesday morning from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Concrete trucks will enter the construction site from Brazos and 18th Street. The trucks will unload within the construction [...]