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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Parking Update July 17, 2019

ALERT State Parking Lot 3 (17th & Colorado) will be closed around August 1. ALERT Garage R – The Brazos entrance and exit to Garage R remains closed. This entrance/exit will reopen on July 29. ALERT State Parking Lot 19 (Colorado & MLK) will reopen to state employees next week. There will be 4 handicap parking spaces, multiple spaces for oversized fleet vehicles from Lot 3 and 16 metered visitor spaces along 18th Street. New LBJ Parking Lot – A new parking [...]

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Construction Update July 17, 2019

Safe Crosswalks To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado – use the north sidewalk to reach the Congress Ave. crosswalk in front to the Blanton Cafe. Congress (at the Bullock Museum) – Use the western crosswalk closest to the Blanton Cafe. Brazos (at the ERS Building) – Use the north side walk to San Jacinto, cross MLK Blvd. using the eastern crosswalk closest to the creek. San Jacinto (to go to the Capitol) – Use the eastern crosswalk closest to the creek. Closed Crosswalks Closed – MLK [...]

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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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Construction Update July 5, 2019

Safe Crosswalks   To cross MLK Blvd. at:  Colorado – use the north sidewalk to reach the Congress Ave. crosswalk in front to the Blanton Cafe Congress (at the Bullock Museum) – Use the western crosswalk closest to the Blanton Cafe Brazos (at the ERS Building) – Use the eastern crosswalk in front of the Brazos Garage San Jacinto (to go to the Capitol) – Use the eastern crosswalk closest to the creek Closed Crosswalks   Closed – MLK Blvd. east bound crosswalk over Congress Avenue (in front [...]

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Parking Update July 5, 2019

ALERT for Garage R – The Brazos entrance and exit to Garage R will be closed starting on Saturday, June 22nd due to utility construction in the street. This entrance/exit will reopen on July 15. Public Parking for tourists and visitors: Capitol Visitor Parking Garage – 1201 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701 (2 hours FREE Parking is provided) UT Brazos Garage – 201 E. MLK Blvd., Austin, TX 78712 UT East Campus – 1200 E. MLK Blvd., Austin, TX 78712 UT Manor Garage [...]

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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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