This week fencing was installed in front of the Alamo Arcade, near the Church, to prepare for construction of the upcoming Palisade exhibit. The construction should not significantly impact visitor traffic and will take several weeks. The palisade exhibit is expected to open to the public in the coming months.
Fences in the back of the Alamo grounds, past the Gift Shop, have been installed to allow construction for the Exhibition Hall & Collections Building. Enabling activities have begun with demolition and construction scheduled to begin next week. Sensors will be installed to monitor ground vibrations, the same process that was used to successfully install security bollards throughout Alamo Plaza in 2019, to ensure no damage is done to nearby Alamo structures. Construction for the Exhibition Hall & Collections Building will finish in 2022, and the building will open to the public in late 2022.
Crockett Street in front of the Menger Hotel remains closed to vehicular traffic but is now open for use as a temporary valet area for the Menger Hotel. This portion of the street remains open to pedestrian foot-traffic. Fencing in Alamo Plaza has been reduced. A portion of the south end of Alamo Plaza, including sections of Bonham, Crockett, and Alamo Streets are still closed for Alamo Plan Phase One construction.
Several excavation units have been opened inside the Church. After several years of archaeological investigations, the Long Barrack is now open to the public.