JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A $50 million project is currently underway in Jefferson City to renovate the over 100-year-old capitol building.
Missouri Net is reporting the project is expected to be completed in two years. That includes a full restoration of the exterior of the building.
Phase one saw work to the front staircase as well as work to the foundation to prevent leaks, and phase two saw masonry work done along the outside, including the dome. The statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, sat atop the dome for 94 years, but has recently been sent to Chicago to undergo repairs.
The project was funded by a bond measure and no taxpayer money was spent.