Construction Update June 21, 2019

Closed Crosswalks: Closed – MLK east bound crosswalk over Congress Avenue (in front of Bullock Museum) Closed – The eastern crosswalk over MLK at Congress (now the Construction Zone exit) Closed – East bound sidewalk along MLK from Congress to San Jacinto Closed – West side sidewalk along Brazos from MLK to 18th Street Closed – West side crosswalk over MLK at Brazos Closed – West side crosswalk over MLK at San Jacinto To cross MLK – Use the eastern crosswalk at Brazos and MLK or [...]

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Parking Update June 21, 2019

ALERT for Garage R – The Brazos entrance and exit to Garage R will be closed from Saturday, June 22 through July 15 due to utility construction in the street. Bagged meters – If you park at a bagged meter, you may be towed! More curb parking will be eliminated as utility work along the streets must be completed. Public Parking for tourists and visitors – Capitol Visitor Parking Garage – 1201 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701 (2 hours FREE Parking [...]

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General Capitol Complex News June 21, 2019

Bullock Museum – Got kids? Check out the summer programs at the Bullock Museum. Special exhibits, craft programs and a Summer Family Film Series will run throughout the summer. Toy Story 4 is playing at the IMAX® through July 1. The museum’s parking garage is on 18th Street and can be most easily accessed from Colorado street. Do not park in Parking Lot 19 which is for the exclusive use of buses visiting the Bullock Museum. Visit the museum’s [...]

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MEMORIAL DAY – HONORING ALL WHO SERVED

On Memorial Day we pay our respects to all the military personnel who have given their lives for our freedom. Across our nation, our Stars & Stripes will be on display. There will be parades, cookouts, special memorial services, and speeches, and we will share and celebrate our pride as Americans in the land of the free and the brave. The Capitol grounds and surrounding area are home to many landmarks that pay homage to generations of brave Texans. As [...]

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE MAY 24, 2019

The TRUSS (Temporary / Relocated / Utility /Structural / Support) has been installed across Congress Avenue to serve as a conduit for the chiller water lines, water lines and utilities lines that serve the LBJ, SFA and Travis buildings. This TRUSS and its piping were designed specifically for this project by Cobb-Fendley and its team (Brierley Associates, MWM DesignGroup, and Burns & McDonnell). It was manufactured in Dripping Springs and is 152 feet long and weighs 166,000 pounds. Because [...]

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PARKING UPDATE MAY 24, 2019

Bagged meters: If you park at a bagged meter, you may be towed! More curb parking will be eliminated as utility work along the streets must be completed. Public Parking for State business visitors is available at the Capitol Visitor Parking Garage (1201 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701) Public Parking for tourists and visitors: ◦UT Brazos Garage – 201 E. MLK Blvd., Austin, TX 78712 UT East Campus – 1200 E. MLK Blvd., Austin, TX 78712 UT Manor Garage – 2017 Robert [...]

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GENERAL CAPITOL COMPLEX NEWS MAY 24, 2019

Bullock Museum: Make plans to see the special WW I America – Stories from a turbulent nation exhibit before 8/11/19. The exhibit presents the stories of a divisive and transformational time of American history told through original artifacts, images, voices, music, hands-on exploration, and multimedia presentations. (The museum’s parking garage is on 18th Street and can be most easily accessed from Colorado street. Do not park in Parking Lot 19 which is for the exclusive use of buses visiting [...]

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General Capitol Complex News May 13, 2019

Waller Creek Conservancy: Despite the heavy rains, construction continues on the redevelopment of the flood control tunnel; environmental protection features and Waterloo Park. Stop by before May 16th to see the Forever Bicycles art installation and check out other Waller Creek Conservancy events here. ERS (Employee Retirement System) Updates: Construction of the new building has begun. Be sure to notice the barricades along MLK and San Jacinto and the closed sidewalks and crosswalks on that corner. ERS will be coordinating [...]

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Parking Update May 13, 2019

Bagged meters: If you park at a bagged meter, you may be towed! More curb parking will be eliminated as utility work along the streets must be completed. Public Parking for State business visitors is available at the Capitol Visitor Parking Garage (1201 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701) Public Parking for tourists and visitors: UT Brazos Garage – 201 E. MLK Blvd., Austin, TX 78712 UT East Campus – 1200 E. MLK Blvd., Austin, TX 78712 UT Manor Garage – 2017 Robert Dedman [...]

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Construction Update May 13, 2019

TRUSS: Temporary / Relocated / Utility /Structural / Support Later this week, a TRUSS will be installed across Congress Avenue to serve as a conduit for the chiller water lines, water lines and utilities lines that serve the LBJ, SFA and Travis buildings. Business continuity is a major concern for the construction management team. To prevent any lost in power or services to our state office buildings, a custom TRUSS was designed and manufactured to support all the important service [...]

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