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What's New

Capitol Visitor Center Door Replacement

The main entrance and exit doors to the Capitol Visitor Center will be replaced with doors that will be lighter and easier to open for visitors. The installations are scheduled in phases to minimize inconvenience to staff and visitors. During each phase of construction the doors being replaced will be inaccessible, but the remaining entrance and exit doors will be available for use. Temporary barriers will be erected to maintain building security and protect visitors. This project is scheduled to be completed by Inauguration 2017.

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