Yearly Archives - 2020

Working through the summer…

In this newsletter, we will take a quick look back to the vision of the project and show you some stunning new drone photography of the work in progress. The first phase of the Capitol Complex Project is an enormous undertaking that will transform three city blocks from MLK Blvd. to the Texas State Capitol Building (See an animated video of the project’s vision by clicking the banner image of this newsletter.) Recently, John Raff, Deputy Executive Director, Facilities Design and [...]

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Traffic Update June 29, 2020

1836 San Jacinto (corner of San Jacinto and MLK Blvd.) – Construction continues on schedule at the new Employee Retirement System (ERS) building at the northwest corner of MLK Blvd. and San Jacinto. (This is not a TFC managed project.) San Jacinto & MLK – Please drive slowly through this congested construction area. Street closures: Brazos Street – Brazos from MLK Blvd to 18th Street is closed to through traffic. The intersection of Brazos and 18th Street is closed. Access the W.B. [...]

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Pedestrian Update June 29, 2020

Walking Routes Look for red pedestrian signs along sidewalks in the Capitol Complex. The six foot A-frame signs have been refreshed with updated maps and a QR code for easier access to the 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 (at [...]

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Construction Business Opportunities with TFC

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) has several construction, renovation and maintenance projects planned and in progress. To learn more about construction business opportunities with TFC, we invite you to meet (virtually) and network with some of our Prime Contractors in a new weekly webinar series. Reserve your seat for this special business webinar series to explore contracting opportunities: June 30 – JE Dunn Construction July 7 – White Construction July 14 – Vaughn Construction July 21 – Balfour Beatty Construction July 28 – Flintco [...]

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Neighborhood News June 29, 2020

Bullock Museum The Bullock Museum remains closed. Museum staff are carefully planning for a future reopening that is safe, welcoming and provides an enjoyable experience. Meanwhile, make plans to join one of their online programs. Visit the Museum online at: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/ Blanton Museum The Blanton Museum is still closed to the public. Visit and explore the museum via their website at: https://blantonmuseum.org/ Moody Center – on the UT Campus The construction of the Moody Center will affect the traffic patterns in the MLK Blvd. [...]

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While you have been away . . .

There is less traffic in the Capitol Complex since the pandemic “stay at home” orders were issued last month. Almost 90% of state employees are working from home. Field technicians, operations, security and support personnel, and other essential workers are the only ones working inside State buildings. Outside, the construction of the Texas Capitol Complex continues moving forward. As you may recall, the Texas Capitol Complex construction project consists of six concurrent construction projects carefully planned so all will be [...]

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Reopening the State of Texas

Last week Governor Abbott announced the “Open Texas” initiative and which specific types of businesses could reopen if they followed specific health guidelines and wanted to resume business now. The Texas Department of State Health Services has published recommended health safety protocols for businesses by industry, as well as for individuals, customers, and employees returning to work. These can be found online at: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx Repopulating the Complex The Open Texas initiative allows for opening office buildings at only 25% occupancy on [...]

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Parking Updates May 11, 2020

Garage E – Temporary Closure TFC will be closing Garage E (1604 Colorado St.) on Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 17, for power washing and restriping. The first floor will have a change in the traffic pattern once the cleaning and restriping is complete. Vehicles wanting to exit the garage on Lavaca Street will now have access without going against traffic. Exiting garage traffic from the upper floors will now be able to utilize the center ramp/lane to the [...]

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Traffic Update May 11, 2020

Street closures: Brazos Street: Brazos from MLK Blvd. to 18th Street is closed to through traffic. The intersection of Brazos Street and 18th Street is closed. Access the W.B. Travis Building and Garage R from 17th Street. Access the ERS visitor parking lot a from San Jacinto and turn right on 18th Street and exit the visitor parking lot by turning right on Brazos.

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Pedestrian Update May 11, 2020

Walking Routes Look for red pedestrian signs along sidewalks in the Capitol Complex. The six foot A-frame signs have been refreshed with updated maps and a QR code for easier access to the 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 (at [...]

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