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UT Longhorn Football Kicks Off

This weekend is the UT season opener, with Louisiana Tech visiting Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The good news is that all Capitol Complex construction will be shut down on Friday at 5 p.m. (work will resume Monday morning) to allow for the best visitor and tailgating experience possible. Tailgating on State of Texas Property: The Texas Facilities Commission is proud to bring UT Football Tailgating to State property near the university campus. Each year we host thousands of football fans throughout [...]

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General Capitol Complex News August 29, 2019

LUNA Awards 2019 – For Women in Construction TFC is proud to participate in THE LUNA AWARDS Austin. These awards celebrate the achievements of women in construction, women-owned businesses and business advocates who demonstrate a vision that encourages, promotes, and develops women at all levels in the construction, architecture and engineering industries. The Texas Facilities Commission is pleased to announce that three professional women from our team have been nominated for a LUNA Award. LUNA AWARDS Nominations: Lifetime Achievement Award: Yolanda Strey, HUB [...]

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New Traffic Signal at Colorado and MLK

The new traffic signal at Colorado and MLK is now active. This week look for more changes along MLK. The traffic signal at Colorado and MLK is now active. Meanwhile, the signal light at Congress has been modified to serve as a pedestrian crossing light only. The bus lane in front of the Bob Bullock Museum will be close permanently on Monday, August 5, 2019. The construction zone fencing and barriers on Congress Avenue will be moved to the curb of [...]

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General Capitol Complex News August 2, 2019

JOIN US: 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 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) construction budget. [...]

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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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