Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Idaho Statehouse Remodel

Boise Winter Scenes, originally uploaded by Jake Putnam
Remodel on Track
Boise--TheIdaho Capitol restoration and expansion is on budget and and on time, according to the head of the panel helping oversee the project.

Rep. Steve Hartgen, testified in front of the Joint Finance-Appropriations committee and said the $122.5 million project was on target and where it should be.

"We have much to do and a short time to get there, but we think we will make it," Contractors working the project plan to turn the building over to the state next Nov. 19, giving lawmakers enough time to move back into the building before the 2010 session.

Landscaping is almost completed on top of the underground wings to the east and west. Work in the superstructure continues day and night and should continue through the summer.

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