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Dome Restoration Project Updates

Dome Restoration Project Updates

Photo with enclosed area on Dome.

Update: November 2014

Scaffoldin​g and Restoring Phase
The scaffolding assembly on the Dome is complete and repairs have begun in enclosed areas. Construction task lighting is visible on the Capitol Dome in support of the Dome Restoration Project. The 720 LED construction task lights are installed to help workers as they restore the Dome at night. 

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Dome Restoration Project​ Mobilization

In support of the Dome Restoration trucks deliver equipment and supplies to the East and West Fronts of the U.S. Capitol. These deliveries occur between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Flagmen direct pedestrians to use the sidewalk during the delivery process for safety. If a pedestrian is unable to use the alternate sidewalk due to the need for wheelchair accessibility or other accommodation, then the flagmen will direct the truck traffic to stop and allow the pedestrian to safely pass on the sidewalk. Additionally, a staging area has been established on the northwest lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the duration of the project.
 
The plan below shows the truck route (red), the pedestrian route during deliveries (blue) and the staging area (yellow).

A map of the Dome Restoration Project Mobilization Traffic Pattern