Construction

Celebrating Construction Workers

In September during national Construction Safety Week 2020, crews everywhere across the U.S., including at the Capitol Complex, recognized and shared construction safety best practices. At 1801 Congress Avenue, Construction Manager Flintco took time to celebrate the dedication of the hundreds of crewmembers on-site with a “topping out” event following the completion of the parking garage as the project transitioned to the construction of the office floors for the 14-story George H.W. Bush Building. Bonus tracks: Click here to [...]

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Construction Progress Report November 10, 2020

Package 1 – The Excavation The excavation for the underground parking has been completed. (General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction) Package 2 – Utility Relocation Over 20 utilities systems were rerouted, improved or required new installations to support the transformation of the Capitol Complex. An important campus improvement has been a new electrical vault and switching system in the Stephen F. Austin Building. This upgrade includes the full renovation of the Austin Energy Electrical Vault and an upgraded power supply equipment to support the [...]

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Construction Traffic Updates November 10, 2020

SAFETY ALERT: Slow down on MLK Blvd. between Lavaca and Trinity Lane Closures on MLK Blvd. in front of the Museums: An east bound lane of MLK Blvd. from Colorado to Brazos Street (in front of the Bullock and Blanton Museums) will be closed for the duration of the Capitol Complex construction project. This lane will be used as a construction loading zone for the underground parking garages. Watch out for heavy equipment and construction vehicles entering and exiting the [...]

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Closures on MLK Blvd. between Colorado and San Jacinto Streets

Watch out on MLK Blvd. in front of the Bullock and Blanton Museums. The eastbound lane of MLK Blvd. from Colorado to Brazos Street (at Congress Avenue in front of the Bullock and Blanton Museums) is closed for the duration of the Capitol Complex construction project. The bike lane is also closed. Watch out for heavy equipment and construction vehicles entering and exiting the site at this location. Do not cross MLK Blvd. at Congress. Use the crosswalks at Colorado or [...]

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Lane Closures on San Jacinto and 18th Street

There are lane closures and uneven pavement from MLK Blvd. to 15th Street on San Jacinto. Use extra caution when traveling south on San Jacinto from MLK Blvd. to 15th Street. The intersection of San Jacinto and 18th Street has lane detours and only two lanes open. Lane Closures on San Jacinto between 14th and 15th Street. Be careful when traveling on San Jacinto south of 15th Street. The left lane of San Jacinto adjacent to Garage A, between 15th [...]

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Weekend Paving Work in October

Sections of Colorado, Brazos, 17th and 18th Streets will be repaved this month. Paving work will start on October 10 on the eastern lane of Brazos from MLK Blvd. to 17th Street. Crews will also be working on Colorado Street from 17th to 18th Streets this weekend. The construction crews will return to these areas on the weekend of October 17 and 18 to paint the stripes. Please avoid these streets on these weekends

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Special Traffic Update – October 1, 2020

October and Fall have arrived and so has football game day traffic. This issue of the newsletter is all about the traffic and what to expect if you are returning to work in the Capitol Complex or surrounding areas or planning on attending a UT sports event. Before you get in your car, take a moment to check out our construction site webcam to see the progress of the new Texas Capitol Mall and State office building. Visit: www.TexasCapitolComplex.org and scroll to [...]

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While Summer is winding down, we are going up.

While summer activities are winding down and folks are putting away their white shoes (it is after Labor Day!), our project teams are building up. It was a busy summer on the construction site of the new Capitol Complex. The excavation for Congress Avenue was completed, and all three new buildings are now visibly above grade. If you haven’t been onsite in the last few months, we want to invite you to see the photo galleries on our project webpage. Package 3 – Central [...]

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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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Lights, Camera, Action

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 [...]

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