Construction Update July 5, 2019

Construction Update July 5, 2019

Safe Crosswalks  

  • To cross MLK Blvd. at: 
    • Colorado – use the north sidewalk to reach the Congress Ave. crosswalk in front to the Blanton Cafe
    • Congress (at the Bullock Museum) – Use the western crosswalk closest to the Blanton Cafe
    • Brazos (at the ERS Building) – Use the eastern crosswalk in front of the Brazos Garage
    • San Jacinto (to go to the Capitol) – Use the eastern crosswalk closest to the creek

Closed Crosswalks  

  • Closed – MLK Blvd. east bound crosswalk over Congress Avenue (in front of Bullock Museum).
  • Closed – The eastern crosswalk over MLK Blvd. at Congress (now the Construction Zone exit).
  • Closed – East bound sidewalk along MLK Blvd. from Congress to San Jacinto.
  • Closed – West side crosswalk over MLK Blvd. at Brazos.
  • Closed – West side sidewalk along Brazos from MLK Blvd. to 18th street.
    See the Safe Sidewalk Routes Map on wayfinding signboards at most intersections for best options.

See the Safe Sidewalk Routes Map on wayfinding signboards at most intersections for best options.

Lane closures for utility work will continue through July.

  • Closed – East bound lane of MLK Blvd. from Lavaca to San Jacinto is closed for utility work. The bike lane is also closed. “Share the Road” and watch out for bikes.
  • Closed – Brazos is closed between 16th and 17th Streets for utility construction.
  • Closed – South bound lane of San Jacinto from MLK Blvd. to 18th Street. The sidewalk and bike lane are also closed. (This is not a TFC project.)

Project Updates

  • 1801 Congress (site across from the Bullock) – Look out for about 15-25 concrete truck daily entering the site from San Jacinto and 18th Street and exiting on Brazos onto MLK Blvd.
  • 1601 Congress – Despite the rain, the drilling and excavation will continue through mid-September. Hauling trucks will continue to exit onto MLK Blvd. during this time.
  • Colorado Street – Utility work will cause internment lane closures at 18th Street. Expect some work to be done at night until July 12.
  • San Jacinto / MLK Blvd. – Look-out for commercial vehicles traveling south on San Jacinto at MLK. Trucks will exit south bound on San Jacinto at 18th Street. (This is not a TFC project.)
  • Guadalupe and MLK Blvd. – Capitol Metro and the City of Austin are building a contra-flow bus lane at that corner. Read about this project here.

Important Safety Reminders

STOP – for pedestrians in the crosswalks along San Jacinto from MLK to 15th Street.

WATCH – out for cyclists in the bike lanes and around the Complex. DO NOT walk in the bike lanes on MLK Blvd. between Brazos and Congress.

SLOW down around the Capitol Complex and especially near construction entrances and exits.


SAFE Routes – Use the Safe Sidewalks routes developed for this project. Follow the “yellow brick road” sidewalk routes. Look for updated wayfinding signs throughout the Capitol Complex. The signs include the Safe Sidewalk Routes Map and directions for travel around the Complex. (Download a map here.)

For more project information, please visit the website:

Thank you for your patience and courtesy during the construction project.

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