Beginning this week, the stone bollards on Alamo Street in Alamo Plaza will be removed. In 2019, removable security bollards were installed around the perimeter of the plaza, making these older stone bollards unnecessary. This work should not impact visitor traffic, and will not impact vehicular traffic as this portion of the street is closed to vehicles.
Fences in the back of the Alamo grounds, past the Gift Shop, have been installed to allow construction for the Exhibition Hall & Collections Building. Construction will begin in September. 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. The units in and around the Long Barracks have been completed, however the building remains closed as archaeologists use the area for screening and storage of soils until completion of all excavations.