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      $370,000 renovation of House, Senate chambers wrapping up

      A roughly $370,000 renovation of the state's House and Senate chambers is wrapping up.

      Crews are finishing work this week on the summer project at the Capitol in downtown Lansing.

      The chambers are getting new carpet. Technology upgrades include new computer wiring installed in the floor, telecommunications cabling and electrical adapters. Equipment also has been installed to make it easier for the hearing impaired to monitor legislative sessions.

      Facilities director Steve Benkovsky says officials sought to replicate original carpet patters from when the building was dedicated in 1879.

      Crews are also wrapping up work replacing the west side of the Capitol's roof. The cost of that project is $1 million.

      Lawmakers return next month after a summer break.