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Dome Restoration Project Updates

Below is the latest information on current work underway to restore the U.S. Capitol Dome.

Scaffolding​ and Restoring Phase

The Architect of the Capitol has begun the final painting phase of the Dome Restoration Project.

Starting at the top, painting the base of the Statue of Freedom was completed. Small enclosures will be installed on the remaining scaffold to prevent overspray and drift of paint as work continues down the Dome. Scaffolding removal is currently complete at the Cupola level, pausing for paint and other work to continue at the Second Story.

View more photos of current 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

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