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Construction Update 09-21-18

Center City

This week on the Albert side, level 2 west concrete pours were completed as slab-on-grade and underground work continues underneath. Next week, on the east side, the 5th floor will be poured, weather permitting. Masonry is expected to be on-site next week as well to start work on shear walls and exterior masonry walls.

On the Grand River building, the 7th floor pours should be completed by early next week, with 7th floor panels being set shortly thereafter. Rough framing, interior partition walls, plumbing, and other work is taking place on interior sections of the lower floors. A buck hoist (exterior construction elevator) is expected to make its way onto the site next week. It will be located within the construction site, on the west side (near the alley closure). Per the state safety requirements, the buck hoist will be inspected by the state elevator inspector and have a dedicated operator with special training.

Consumers Energy Gas Line –Abbot Road Closure, Saturday, September 22, 2018

Consumers Energy will be working on the gas main underneath Abbot Road. This work requires the closure of Abbot Road from Grand River to Albert Ave. The road closure will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7 a.m. and will re-open by 8 p.m. that evening. The intersection of Albert Ave. and Abbot Rd. will remain open. It is anticipated that all the work will be completed on Saturday, September 22. If unforeseen issues arise and the work cannot be completed on Saturday, the work will resume on Monday, September 24, with partial lane closures on Abbot Road, between Albert Ave. and Grand River Ave.

Gas service is not expected to be interrupted for nearby residents and businesses during the work this Saturday. City staff has reached out to adjacent businesses and residents who will be impacted by this road closure.


Abbot Road South:

Abbot Road south to Albert Ave., west to Evergreen Ave., north to Valley Court, west to Delta, south on Delta Street, vehicles may turn either east or west onto Grand River Ave.

Westbound on Grand River Ave.:

Grand River Ave. West (for Abbot Road being closed at Grand River Ave.)

Grand River Ave. west to M.A.C. north to Albert Ave. west.

Eastbound on Grand River Ave.:

Grand River Ave. East (for left lane closure at Abbot Ave.)

Grand River Ave. east to M.A.C. north to Albert Ave. west

The Hub @ East Lansing

On Level 2, a third of the concrete slabs are complete. A second pour took place on Thursday, (09/20). The last pour on second floor will be Friday (09/28). Level 3 first floor pour will be on Friday, 10/12. Concrete placement will continue on a regular basis, utilizing closed roads or the alley directly adjacent to the project to minimize impacts to traffic/pedestrians. Deliveries will continue to increase, as Electrical, Mechanical, and Fire Suppression trades continue roughing in the garage and first floor, beginning to work their way up the building. Backfill of the foundations is nearing completion, reducing dump truck and earthmoving equipment traffic in and around the site.

The contractor continues to monitor the site for safety and implement additional traffic control techniques as necessary based on delivery volumes. The southern alley is closed and parking has been relocated to East Café across the street.

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. You can also visit to find the latest information about the construction in downtown East Lansing. As always, you can reach the City Construction Communication Team at or (517) 319-6930 with any questions.

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