Pedestrian and Parking Update October 24, 2019

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) – Use east crosswalk to travel south on San Jacinto Street and the eastern sidewalk to travel south towards the Capitol.

Closed Sidewalks:

  • Closed: MLK east bound sidewalk from Congress Avenue (in front of Bullock Museum) to San Jacinto.
  • Closed: West side sidewalk along the 18th block of Brazos and the crosswalk over MLK Blvd. at Brazos.
  • Closed: Southbound sidewalks in the 18th block of San Jacinto.

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

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.)

Capital Metro bus routes Click here or call 512-474-1200 for latest route updates.

Capitol Complex Parking

Free 30-minute Visitor Parking in Garage R
As a courtesy to visitors to the area, the Texas Facilities Commission has installed 17 new 30-minute public visitor parking spaces on the first floor of Garage R. Only designated spaces are open to the public on a first-come first service basis. DPS will ticket any vehicles exceeding the time limit and vehicles with State parking permits. The Brazos entrance to this garage is now open via 17th Street.

For more information on visitor parking in the Capitol Complex visit our “Travel page.

Important Safety Reminders


WATCH YOUR STEP – There is uneven pavement everywhere due to the construction.

STOP – LOOK BOTH WAYS – SLOW DOWN – for pedestrians in the crosswalks and bikes along San Jacinto.

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

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