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Dome Restoration Project Updates

Dome Restoration Project Updates

Get the latest information on current work underway to restore the U.S. Capitol Dome during the Dome Restoration Project:

Update: October 2014

Scaffoldin​g and Restoring Phase

The scaffolding assembly on the Dome continues upward and is scheduled to be completed in late 2014. Construction task lighting is now visible on the Capitol Dome in support of the Dome Restoration Project. The 720 LED constructiontask lights are installed to help workers as they restore the Dome at night. As certain portions of the scaffolding are completed, repairs will begin

View photos of recent work »

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