|As the project moves into its final phase, the exterior scaffold will continue to come down and finishing touches will be ongoing inside. Work on the interior included new CMU installation as well as the restructuring and reinforcement of the dome’s existing support system, and, while the work was significantly more than just cosmetic, perhaps most notable to visitors of the rotunda will be new plaster and paint on the walls, as well as the landmark chandelier, which was removed and cleaned.|
“I thank everyone who has worked hard on this project for so long to make this a reality,” Gov. Justice said. “Between our contractors and all the hardworking West Virginians who have been involved, it has truly taken a team effort to complete this historic project. I know that all West Virginians are very excited to see the results.”
By late spring 2021, work on both the exterior and interior of the Capitol will be complete, and the building will revert back to its original, construction-free zone and the project will be one for the history books.