CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More than $2 million has been directed for the construction of a new auditorium, student learning center and welcome center at the Wyoming Capitol.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the Oversight Group on Capitol Building Rehabilitation and Restoration approved the money Wednesday from the $3 million contingency fund set aside by state lawmakers this year.

Officials expect work on the projects to begin next month and wrap up in November.

The state Legislature in 2014 approved a $300 million project that included restoring the Capitol's interior and foundation, and renovating the Herschler Building's wings.

Special Assistant Attorney General Michael O'Donnell says the contingency fund was created to complete any unfinished legislative spaces in the Capitol and the Capitol extension.

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