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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Bullock Museum The Bullock Museum remains closed as staff plan carefully for a future reopening. Meanwhile, make plans to join “TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: TEXAS HISTORY AND THE CIVIL WAR” an online program. The next livestreams will be on May 12 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. A Museum Educator will lead the online programs. Read how to join the livestream programs here. Blanton Museum The Blanton Museum is still closed to the public. Visit the museum website for updates. Moody Center – on the [...]