The North Dakota Office of Management and Budget announced that the North Dakota State Capitol south entrance remodeling project will begin today.
“This remodeling project will greatly enhance the North Dakota State Capitol building’s public entrance,” stated Director of Facility Management John Boyle. “The new design will remove the existing tunnel and drive lanes, leaving the front stairs and the overall aesthetics of the building intact.”
Boyle added that the design includes increased Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility, a lobby, an east-facing public entrance, and landscaping enhancements.
The Capitol Grounds Planning Commission (CGPC) chose the new design for the North Dakota State Capitol building’s south entrance remodel project at a meeting held on December 13, 2019.
“Although the construction work is beginning today, the remodel project has been in the works for several months with preliminary design and bid work,” Boyle added. “We are grateful to be able to move forward with this project as planned, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Citizens accessing the Capitol by appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic will be asked to continue to use the west entrance.
The North Dakota State Capitol south entrance remodel project should be completed by the end of the year. Design plans can be found on OMB’s website.