Upcoming Changes at the Capitol
With the legislature adjourned for 2019, the Capitol Restoration Project will once again accelerate the pace of work in order to accomplish as much as possible prior to the start of the 2020 legislative session. During this interim, work will occur in the following areas:
- House east wing offices (floors 2-6)
- 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor north wing Senate offices
- Governor’s office suite
- New Lt. Governor office suite
- Supreme Court
- Treasurer’s office suite
- New visitor entrance
- 1st, 2nd, and 4th floor rotundas
On Friday, May 31st, the Capitol Visitor Center will be moving from its location on the 1st floor to its new permanent location on the Ground Floor east wing. The new room number for the Visitor Center will be G20. Signage will be placed at all entrances to direct visitors to the new location.
Within the next few days, construction crews will be closing up the Capitol rotundas on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors. This will allow them to erect scaffolding and begin the intricate work to repair and paint the historic plaster walls and ornamental features. Additionally, they will repair and polish the marble floors and marble wall base in those areas. The 2nd floor rotunda will be completed and open in time for the opening day of the 2020 legislative session. The 4th floor rotunda will be complete in November 2020 and the 1st floor rotunda will follow in December 2020. We understand the inconvenience this may cause, particularly to groups that use the rotundas for events and meetings. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we complete this necessary restoration work.