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 [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

Pedestrian and Parking Update, March 2, 2020

Take the Map with you. Use the QR Codes Look for new pedestrian signs along sidewalks in the Capitol Complex. The six-foot, A-frame signs have been refreshed with updated maps and a QR code for easier access to the online campus map. Use your smart phone to scan the QR code and open a pdf of the Capitol Complex map you can take along with you. Safe Crosswalks: To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado – Both crosswalks are accessible for travel to the [...]

Read more...

Neighborhood News, March 3, 2020

Bullock Museum Make your mark on Texas History at the Bullock Museum. The Texas Story Project is a living archive of the stories of Texans. Tell your real-life story with photos, audio files or video. Your contributions will be added to the ever-growing Texas Story Project collection. Ready to share? Here’s how. https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/discover/texas-story-project/get-started Blanton Museum of Art A new exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art, opened this week called The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico and Peru in the 1920s. The exhibit [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

General Capitol Complex News, December 16, 2019

Looking for a unique holiday gift. Check out the Bullock Museum Store for seasonal gifts and year-round Texas themed gifts. The Blanton Museum of Art also has a museum shop with gifts for all ages, and weekend hours to accommodate your busy schedules. This time of year, there are many ways to give and give back. Participating in affiliate and rewards programs can benefit all sorts of your favorite causes and non-profits. For example, the Waterloo Greenway park has a webpage dedicated to [...]

Read more...

Special Invitation to Participate in a Mobility Commuter Study

Movability has partnered with Texas State University’s Translational Health Research Initiative to run a pilot study to gather information about how downtown employees get to and from work. The study’s goal is to understand the multi-modal commuting behaviors of those who live and work in the greater Austin area. This study will gather data about the number of downtown commuters and the transportation modes they use. Study results will be shared with entities like CAMPO, the City of Austin, [...]

Read more...

Pedestrian and Parking Update, December 16, 2019

New Pedestrian Signs Look for new pedestrian signs along sidewalks in the Capitol Complex. The six-foot, red, sandwich-board signs have been refreshed with updated maps and a QR code for easier access to the online campus map. Use your smart phone to scan the QR code and open a pdf of the Capitol Complex map you can take along with you. Safe Crosswalks: To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado: Both crosswalks are accessible for travel to the Blanton Café or the Bullock Museum. Congress [...]

Read more...