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Construction Update 03-01-19

Park District

On the Abbot/Grand River building, the auger cast pile work has proceeded well, with all piles expected to be cast next week. Work will begin soon to cap the piles.

The Board of Water and Light duct bank removal/replacement project near the southwest corner of Abbot Rd. down to Evergreen Ave. is nearly complete as well.

Center City

On the Grand River building, the windows and exterior skin are nearly complete on the south elevation. Throughout the interior, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and drywall continues to be installed on higher floors, with inspections following up the building. Finishes such as flooring, paint, and cabinets have made their way to the 5th floor with appliances now being installed as well. Some units are largely complete up to the 4th floor. The Tenant Improvements for Target continue their progress towards an anticipated opening in early to mid-summer.

On the Albert building, the eastern 2/3rds has been topped out, and work has now begun on the roof. Framing and rough-ins for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical continue to make their way up the interior on levels 6-9. On the west side, wall panels were placed this week for the 7th floor as work continues towards a full top out for the end of March. On the ground floor, work continues to prepare the retail shells for new tenants. Masonry work will continue on the northern facade and pedestrian link as weather allows. Work to place windows and exterior panels is expected to begin in the near future.

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.


Abbot Road and Albert Ave, Closures Week of March 4

Beginning Monday, March 4th, underground utility work will begin on Albert Ave. and Abbot Road. This work requires the following lane/intersection closures, which are expected to last until 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 10th:

Abbot Rd., from Grand River to Albert Ave. Vehicles headed southbound on Abbot will be detoured to Oakhill Avenue. Vehicles headed northbound on Abbot will be detoured to MAC Ave.

West Bound Albert Ave., from Grove St. to Abbot Rd. Vehicles headed westbound on Albert Ave. will be detoured to Grove St.

Game Day, Saturday, March 9: Abbot Rd. will re-open by 2 p.m. on Saturday March 9, to accommodate game day traffic. The road is expected to be closed again on Sunday, March 10 until 8 p.m.

Grove St. Parking Garage access will be maintained via Linden Ave. and west bound Albert Ave.

Pedestrian and business access will be maintained as the work takes place.

The Hub @ East Lansing

Roof level floor pour 3 will be completed early next week. Level 10 walls are complete with decking 1 or 2 days behind. This will complete the roof level top out. The pool terrace level wall panels and deck are about 2 weeks from being on site and installed. Drywall at level 3 is complete, nearly complete at level 4 and will be moving up to level 5 at some point 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. Metal panel will be visible on the exterior of the building in the coming weeks. 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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