News

Construction Pours Begin Tonight

The cranes are onsite at 1801 Congress and the site is ready to receive concrete for the foundation. This week we are celebrating another construction milestone – the pouring of the foundation of the underground parking garage at 1801 Congress. The concrete pours will happen in stages. The first pour will be early Tuesday morning from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Concrete trucks will enter the construction site from Brazos and 18th Street. The trucks will unload within the construction [...]

Read more...

General Capitol Complex News September 30, 2019

Bullock Museum: Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration envisions the missions and humanity’s next steps into our solar system and beyond. The history and science of space exploration will be on view in this immersive exhibition that features more than 20 original artifacts, including life-size models and dioramas, videos, and interactive allowing you to smell outer space, simulate a liquid mirror telescope, deflect asteroids in a digital kiosk, learn about terraforming, and even fly over Mars! Discover futuristic habitats, see NASA’s [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

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. [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

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) [...]

Read more...

“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 [...]

Read more...