Congress and MLK construction exit will be closing

The closing of the construction exit at Congress is another milestone for The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC). The exit will be closed as the construction of the parking garage under Congress begins. It also marks the final phase of the excavation portion of the Texas Capitol Complex. The excavation work for the buildings at 1801 Congress and 1601 Congress and for the new Central Utility Plant at Colorado and 17th have been completed. The closing of the construction area will [...]

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Traffic Alert October 24, 2019

One-way traffic pattern restored on San Jacinto San Jacinto is once again a one-way southbound street. Pedestrians, please use the crosswalks–and look both ways before crossing. SPECIAL EVENT STREET CLOSURE On Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, Scholz Garten will be having an event and closing 17th Street between San Jacinto Blvd. and Trinity Street. The 17th Street closure is will begin at noon on Friday, October 25 and reopen at 10:00 pm on Sunday, October 27. Traffic and Parking: The 300 block of [...]

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Pedestrian and Parking Update October 24, 2019

Safe Crosswalks: To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado: Use the western crosswalk and the north sidewalk closest to the Blanton Cafe Congress (at the Bullock Museum): Use the western crosswalk closest to the Blanton Café. Note: This intersection is now a pedestrian only crossing. Brazos (at the ERS Building): Use the (Blanton) north sidewalk along MLK Blvd. to San Jacinto, cross MLK Blvd. using the eastern crosswalk closest to the bridge over the creek (just before Trinity Street). San Jacinto (to the Capitol) – [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Pedestrian and Parking Update September 30, 2019

Safe Crosswalks: To cross MLK Blvd. at: Colorado: Use the western crosswalk and the north sidewalk closest to the Blanton Cafe Congress (at the Bullock Museum): Use the western crosswalk closest to the Blanton Café. Note: This intersection is now a pedestrian only crossing. Brazos (at the ERS Building): Use the (Blanton) north sidewalk along MLK Blvd. to San Jacinto, cross MLK Blvd. using the eastern crosswalk closest to the bridge over the creek (just before Trinity). Trinity (to go to the Capitol): Use either [...]

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Street Closures for Utility Work

Closed: San Jacinto between MLK Blvd. and 18th Street (including the intersection of San Jacinto and 18th Street) will be completely closed from Monday, September 23 to Sunday, December 1, 2019 for utility construction. Closed: 18th Street from San Jacinto to Trinity Street will be closed from Monday, September 23 through Sunday, December 1, 2019. Commuter Note: Brazos Street from MLK Blvd. to 17th Street will remain open for two-way traffic. Access to the W.B. Travis building, the ERS visitor parking [...]

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Urgent Traffic Alert September 19, 2019

San Jacinto Blvd. between MLK and 18th Street (including the intersection of San Jacinto and 18th Street) will be totally closed from Monday, September 23rd to Sunday, December 1, 2019 for utility construction. 18th Street from San Jacinto to Trinity Street will be closed from Monday, September 23rd through Sunday, December 1, 2019. Brazos Street from MLK Blvd to 17th Street will remain open for two-way traffic.  Access to the W.B. Travis building, the ERS visitor parking lot and the west entrance to Garage R will remain open [...]

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