Final Capitol Price Tag Coming Soon

AP 6-8,2016

Top Wyoming officials expect to learn next month the maximum price tag for ongoing restoration of the state Capitol building in Cheyenne.

Senior state legislators and Gov. Matt Mead are serving as the Capitol Building Restoration Oversight Group. A consultant told them Tuesday they will learn the guaranteed maximum price for restoration of the historic building next month.

The state already has capped the total funds available for the Capitol restoration project at $300 million.

But in addition to refurbishing the 19th century Capitol building, the state also intended the $300 million to cover renting alternative office space during the project and refurbishing the state’s neighboring Herschler Building.

Officials say they may have to scale back work on the Herschler Building depending on how much the Capitol work ultimately costs.