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Capitol Roof Set For Replacement, Corridors Closed

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Getting in and around the Minnesota Capitol will become a bit harder next week.

The Minnesota Department of Administration cautioned Thursday that the ongoing renovation project will kick up a notch after the holiday weekend. There won’t be any access to the Rotunda, the building’s east wing and two floors in the west wing.

It coincides with the installation of a new roof and mechanical infrastructure as part of the $273 million restoration project. Administration Commissioner Spencer Cronk warns of noise, detours and short-term inconveniences for visitors and tenants. Some tenants, including the governor and attorney general, have relocated.

As part of the roof fix, the two flagpoles will be removed. The golden chariot sculpture known as the Quadriga will be encased to protect it.

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