House and Senate chambers getting an update

Jul 9, 2013

LANSING, MI (AP)--   An about $370,000 project to spruce up the state House and Senate chambers is making progress ahead of schedule and could be wrapped up early. 

Facilities director Steve Benkovsky tells the Lansing State Journal that things are "in pretty good shape" on the project, which is taking place during the Legislature's summer break. Work is to wrap up by the end of August, but Benkovsky says it could be done sooner.

The chambers are getting new carpet. Technology upgrades include new computer wiring installed in the floor, telecommunications cabling and electrical adapters. Equipment also is to be installed to make it easier for the hearing impaired to monitor legislative sessions.

Meanwhile, crews are replacing the west side of the Capitol's roof, which is expected to cost about $1 million.