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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Traffic Update September 11, 2019

San Jacinto Blvd. will be closed to one lane from September 16- 27. Parking Lot 12 permanently closed on Monday, September 9 and is now being used as a construction staging area. (This lot will be available for tailgating on UT Home Game days.) Brazos Street from MLK Blvd to 18th Street will be closed throughout the week of September 9 for the installation of cranes on the 1801 Congress construction site. Watch out for flaggers and please respect the traffic signs.

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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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Tailgate Traffic and Parking Updates August 29, 2019

Closed: 17th Street between San Jacinto and Trinity Street (North of Scholz Garten) will be closed on all UT Football home game days. Traffic direction change: Trinity Street between MLK Blvd. and 15th Street will become southbound traffic ONLY, beginning one hour after kick-off. Closed Garages: State Garage B, R, and Q are reserved for UT Alumni Parking Permit holders only. All spaces in State Garage B, R, and Q are temporarily leased to the University of Texas for home games. [...]

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Construction Update August 29, 2019 – Important Street Closure Alert On San Jacinto Blvd

Lane Closure: Only the center lane of San Jacinto Blvd. will be open between MLK Blvd. and 18th street from September 7-21, 2019. Street Closure: San Jacinto Blvd. will be CLOSED from MLK Blvd to 18th street from September 21 – November 25, 2019 Lane closures for utility work will continue through October Closed: One eastbound lane of MLK Blvd.at Colorado will be CLOSED from September 6-20, 2019 . The bike lane is also closed. “Share the Road” and watch out for [...]

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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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