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Downtown Construction Update 7-13-18

Center City

This week, the contractor continues the removal of sidewalk and underground utility work on the south side of the building. As previously noted, this work has required a closure of two lanes of westbound Grand River Ave., as well as the closure of the sidewalk along Grand River Ave. (directly adjacent to the project). Pedestrian access is maintained to all businesses in the district, as detours are in place. A map of the pedestrian detours is available here Sidewalks and lanes will be re-opened as soon as safety permits, expected within the next few weeks.

As the Grand River Ave. building continues its ascent, work is underway on the brick façade along the Avenue side of the building. On the Albert Ave. side, more concrete pours continue on the planned 5 story parking deck

The Hub @ East Lansing

Interior slab on grade from continues to move across moving west to east. The first of three pours of the deck is planned for Monday, July 16th (weather permitting), with the others following in the near future.

An increase in truck traffic continues to be expected as more materials and equipment make their way on site. The contractor continues to monitor the site for safety and implement additional traffic control techniques as necessary. The contractor has access to the alley south of the site, allowing easy access for trucks, equipment and materials. The contractor is working with neighbors on a plan to accommodate access and parking. The plan to install a crosswalk across Bogue St. on the south of the site, is still being developed.

Parking Garage Repairs

Work continues through the downtown Public Parking Garages with concrete and water-proofing repairs. The concrete and patching work in Division street will be completed today. On Monday, the contractor will move to the Charles Street garage to begin repairs there. The contractor will do some minor concrete patching, along with interior and exterior sealant replacements. This work will impact some parking spaces in the garage, along with some traffic shifts. Near the end of the month, the final work related to this project will involve deck-coating in areas of the Charles, Division and Grove Parking Garages. Barricading and signage will be in place to help with pedestrian and traffic flow.

Sidewalk Repairs

This week, the Albert/Division intersection completely reopened. The contractor completed the north side of Albert/Bailey intersection and has moved to the south side of Albert/Bailey. This work is anticipated to be completed by 7/19, at which point the contractor will move to the Collingwood/ Bailey intersection, along with appropriate closures and detours.

Thank you for your patience during the construction downtown. Please remember to sign up for downtown East Lansing construction alerts by texting ELBUZZ to 38470. As always, you can reach the City Construction Communication Team at or (517) 319-6930 with any questions.

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