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Construction Update 01/04/19

Park District

Mobilization and remedial site work is underway, with sidewalk closures now in place for the first phase of the project.

The initial closures include:

A sidewalk closure on the west side of Abbot Rd., from Albert Ave. to Grand River Ave.

A sidewalk closure on the north side of Grand River Ave., from Evergreen Ave. to Abbot Rd.

A sidewalk and road closure on Evergreen Ave., from Albert Ave. to Grand River Ave.

Pedestrian detours will be in place throughout the duration of these closures.

Community members should also keep in mind that there will be a road closure on Albert Ave., from Abbot Rd. to Evergreen Ave., beginning in summer 2019 for infrastructure improvements (including a much-needed realignment of the roadway).

Center City

On the Grand River building, the 12th and final floor wall panels have been installed. Roofing work will begin next week, as windows and exterior skin continue their installation. Throughout the interior, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and drywall continues to be installed, with inspections ongoing.

On the Albert building, the east side continues to go vertical as level 8 has been poured and level 8 wall panels are being placed. A pour for level 9 is planned for next week. Shoring work has begun on the west side transfer slab on the 6th floor (between the parking deck and apartments above), with the first pour planned for next week. The parking deck concrete work should be complete by the end of January, weather permitting.

City staff is monitoring area roadways to ensure proper cleanup occurs, especially as weather changes can cause muddy conditions that need to be managed properly. The construction company also continues to examine the site to mitigate any impacts to the local community.

The Hub @ East Lansing

Level 8 floor pour 2 will be completed this week and pour 3 of level 8 will be early next week (01/07). The level 7 walls are 90% complete. Level 8 walls will begin next week. Interior and exterior walls at the podium levels continue (both stud and masonry walls). Windows continue to chase the walls up the building. 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, first floor, and mezzanine, and working their way up the building.

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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