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 [...]
Read ENR Texas & Louisiana’s feature article on the first phase of construction for the new northern gateway to the Texas State Capitol Complex here.
Do you remember the Gershwin tune, “Someone to Watch Over Me?” For the hundreds of professionals working on the four-city-block Capitol Complex Project, someone is watching over them—and we hope it’s you! High up above the 1601 Congress, 1801 Congress and Texas Mall construction areas, 4K high resolution cameras snap photographs of the project progress every 30 minutes, 24-hours a day. Since the beginning of construction, the cameras have been busy collecting the history of the project. All the photos [...]
More work on 17th Street For the moment, the utility work on Brazos between 16th and MLK Blvd. has been completed. However, there will be more utility work for the installation of the new storm water drainage system along 18th Street between Brazos and San Jacinto. This is important utility work for the Capitol Complex to reroute storm water from the complex into Waller creek at Trinity Street. There are still no left turns at the intersection of 18th Street and [...]
On Monday, February 24, the KXAN, Channel 21 news crews visited our jobsite. We had a great time showing them the project and if you didn’t happen to catch the broadcast, you can watch the video here.
Take the Map with you. Use the QR Codes Look for new 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 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 [...]
Bullock Museum Make your mark on Texas History at the Bullock Museum. The Texas Story Project is a living archive of the stories of Texans. Tell your real-life story with photos, audio files or video. Your contributions will be added to the ever-growing Texas Story Project collection. Ready to share? Here’s how. https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/discover/texas-story-project/get-started Blanton Museum of Art A new exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art, opened this week called The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico and Peru in the 1920s. The exhibit [...]
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 [...]