Work on a nearly $300-million restoration project on the Wyoming Capitol building and a neighboring state office building is set to start this summer.
Gov. Matt Mead and top state legislators are sitting as an oversight group to manage the project. They heard briefings Tuesday from architects and a representative of contractor J.E. Dunn, of Missouri.
Plans call for the Capitol building to be completely refurbished, including new mechanical, fire-suppression and elevator systems.
The oversight group on Tuesday agreed that renovation of the neighboring Herschler Building should include new sandstone covering to match the look of the Capitol.
The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018. Displaced state workers, the Legislature and elected officials will be in temporary housing in buildings around Cheyenne during the projec