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Capitol East Front Plaza Repairs

East Front Plaza Repairs

AOC is making repairs to expansion joints on the East Front Plaza of the Capitol near the plaza entrance at First St. and East Capitol. The work is expected to be complete by July 2014.

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United States Capitol
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Completed
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