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More traffic changes coming soon

Two-Way traffic conversion – Stakeholder Open House – July 25th In mid-August, 16th and 17th streets between San Antonio Street and Colorado Street will be converted from one-way traffic to a two-way traffic pattern. Join us at a Stakeholders Open House by the Austin Transportation Department to talk about the conversion and other traffic questions. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Drop by anytime.) William P. Clements Jr. State Office Building – Lobby 300 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701 Happening this week: Capital [...]

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General Capitol Complex News

SAVE THE DATE: August 6, 2019 – 3rd Annual Business Expo at the Bullock Museum The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) and Texas State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invite construction contractors and vendors to join us at our free business expo. This event is an educational and networking platform to review the latest developments of the Texas Capitol Complex project. We will also discuss how to tap into the $1.7 billion (combination of the 84th & 86th legislative appropriations) [...]

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“A Glorious Thing” – Reshaping the Capitol Complex

The Capitol Complex Project is transforming the area north of the Capitol. This signature project will: Reduce the cost of leased office space for state agencies currently housed throughout the city, by providing new office space within the Capitol Complex Improve the connection of the Capitol Complex with the surrounding business and cultural districts Create an iconic destination that celebrates the Texas State Capitol with pedestrian friendly streets and green civic spaces for events, music and recreation The Austin American Statesman takes a [...]

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Expect traffic congestion through the summer

Happening this week: Monday, July 8 at 9:00 a.m. – Brazos Street will be closed between 17th and 18th street for utility work. Access to State Parking Garage R will remain open on 18th Street and San Jacinto. Access to the WB Travis building from 18th Street will remain open. Flaggers will be on site to assist pedestrians and motorists through this intersection. The WB Travis loading docks will remain open and controlled by flaggers. Please be patient.

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General Capitol Complex News July 5, 2019

Bullock Museum – There is a lot of summer excitement at the Bullock this month. On Sunday, July 7, HEB is sponsoring the “Free First Sunday” event. Enjoy free exhibition admission all day and explore the museum’s three floors of exhibits and artifacts. From 12-3 p.m. there will be special interactive activities for the kids. Or stay cool by seeing a movie. Choose from Spider-Man: Far from Home, An Amazon Adventure or Pandas. Visit the museum’s website for the [...]

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Traffic Pattern Alert – Two way traffic coming soon on 17th and 18th Streets between San Jacinto and Trinity

Happening this week: 17th Street & San Jacinto – On Wednesday, June 26, the City of Austin will change the traffic direction of 17th Street from San Jacinto to Trinity from a one-way street to a two-way street. In preparation for this traffic pattern change, the parking meters on the south curb of 17th Street (adjacent to Scholz Garten) will be bagged. The angled parking along this curb will be converted to parallel parking spaces. Look for new parking meters and [...]

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General Capitol Complex News June 21, 2019

Bullock Museum – Got kids? Check out the summer programs at the Bullock Museum. Special exhibits, craft programs and a Summer Family Film Series will run throughout the summer. Toy Story 4 is playing at the IMAX® through July 1. The museum’s parking garage is on 18th Street and can be most easily accessed from Colorado street. Do not park in Parking Lot 19 which is for the exclusive use of buses visiting the Bullock Museum. Visit the museum’s [...]

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MEMORIAL DAY – HONORING ALL WHO SERVED

On Memorial Day we pay our respects to all the military personnel who have given their lives for our freedom. Across our nation, our Stars & Stripes will be on display. There will be parades, cookouts, special memorial services, and speeches, and we will share and celebrate our pride as Americans in the land of the free and the brave. The Capitol grounds and surrounding area are home to many landmarks that pay homage to generations of brave Texans. As [...]

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GENERAL CAPITOL COMPLEX NEWS MAY 24, 2019

Bullock Museum: Make plans to see the special WW I America – Stories from a turbulent nation exhibit before 8/11/19. The exhibit presents the stories of a divisive and transformational time of American history told through original artifacts, images, voices, music, hands-on exploration, and multimedia presentations. (The museum’s parking garage is on 18th Street and can be most easily accessed from Colorado street. Do not park in Parking Lot 19 which is for the exclusive use of buses visiting [...]

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General Capitol Complex News May 13, 2019

Waller Creek Conservancy: Despite the heavy rains, construction continues on the redevelopment of the flood control tunnel; environmental protection features and Waterloo Park. Stop by before May 16th to see the Forever Bicycles art installation and check out other Waller Creek Conservancy events here. ERS (Employee Retirement System) Updates: Construction of the new building has begun. Be sure to notice the barricades along MLK and San Jacinto and the closed sidewalks and crosswalks on that corner. ERS will be coordinating [...]

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