Construction

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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Construction Update, March 2, 2020

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 [...]

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Traffic Alert January 3, 2020

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 [...]

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Traffic Alert December 20, 2019

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 [...]

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Congress and MLK construction exit will be closing

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 [...]

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Traffic Alert October 24, 2019

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 [...]

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Street Closures for Utility Work

Closed: San Jacinto between MLK Blvd. and 18th Street (including the intersection of San Jacinto and 18th Street) will be completely closed from Monday, September 23 to Sunday, December 1, 2019 for utility construction. Closed: 18th Street from San Jacinto to Trinity Street will be closed from Monday, September 23 through Sunday, December 1, 2019. Commuter Note: Brazos Street from MLK Blvd. to 17th Street will remain open for two-way traffic. Access to the W.B. Travis building, the ERS visitor parking [...]

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Urgent Traffic Alert September 19, 2019

San Jacinto Blvd. between MLK and 18th Street (including the intersection of San Jacinto and 18th Street) will be totally closed from Monday, September 23rd to Sunday, December 1, 2019 for utility construction. 18th Street from San Jacinto to Trinity Street will be closed from Monday, September 23rd through Sunday, December 1, 2019. Brazos Street from MLK Blvd to 17th Street will remain open for two-way traffic.  Access to the W.B. Travis building, the ERS visitor parking lot and the west entrance to Garage R will remain open [...]

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