Construction Updates 4-20-18
Work continues on the second floor of the parking deck. The first major elevated concrete pour will occur the week of April 23, 2018. Due to the weather dependent nature of the work, a request has been approved to extend work hours for ONE day, on either April 24 OR April 25, 2018, from 5:00AM to 11:00PM, the day of the pour. For text updates, please text EL BUZZ to 38470. The elevated deck is a post-tensioned structure requiring that extra precautions and time be taken with placement of the concrete to ensure the best quality end product. The contractor has agreed to minimize any project noise during the extended hours, especially from 5:00AM to 8:00AM. City staff and the construction company are reaching out to adjacent residents.
Beginning May 7, 2018, the west bound lane of Albert Ave. will be closed from Grove St. to Abbot Road. This closure will last approximately six weeks while infrastructure work is completed in this section of the roadway and sidewalk. City staff, along with representatives from the project, will be visiting businesses in the adjacent project area to provide additional information on the closure, and the schedule for sidewalk removal and replacement. A link to a map outlining the containment plan can be found at https://www.eastlansingbuzz.org/traffic-maps
Underground utility work continues to be a priority on the site as well. To minimize disruption to business, the Board of Water and Light will be reaching out to businesses individually regarding switching power over to the new services.
The Hub at East Lansing
The mass excavation is wrapping up on the Hub project site. Intermittent sidewalk closure on the south side of Grand River began this week while the covered walkway is installed. Intermittent pedestrian detours will be in place to help people navigate around the site.
Beginning May 14 - May 18, 2018, a large crane will be setup on the site. Both east bound lanes of Grand River will be closed in the area of the project while the crane is assembled. A detour will be set up to direct east bound traffic into the turn lane past the site. This work will take place over four nights, to minimize impact on vehicular traffic along this area of Grand River Ave.
On both projects, truck traffic continues to be expected as materials (especially concrete) and equipment are transported to and from the site. City staff is monitoring area roadways to ensure proper cleanup occurs, especially as spring rains can cause muddy conditions that need to be managed properly. The construction companies will continue to examine their sites to mitigate any impacts to the local community.