Construction continues at Virginia’s Capitol Square as seen here last month. The Capitol Visitor Center has been closed to the public since May 2 for numerous projects. According to a press release from the Department of General Services, the closure is expected to continue until next month, during which time the historic Capitol will remain open. All visitors must use the west entrance to the Capitol, where they are screened upon entry. Buses, tour groups and other large multiple-passenger vehicles can unload on the eastern-most lane of 9th Street near the Capitol Square vehicular entrance at Grace Street. Individuals who need accessibility accommodations and are arriving via a passenger vehicle can call (804) 389-5338 and arrange for drop-off inside Capitol Square. It is advised that all Capitol Square visitors should stay clear of fenced construction areas for safety reasons. The subterranean Visitor Center opened in 2007 and includes two large event/meeting rooms, a café, gift shop, exhibit space, and a media room. The closure of the Capitol Visitor Center is necessary for DGS to safely complete both critical waterproofing and tunnel construction projects.