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August 21, 2017: Site work, paving, glass, and carpet


Sidewalk and bike lane closures. McGough Construction has coordinated with the City of Minneapolis to close sidewalks and bike lanes to accommodate concrete curb and sidewalk work around the construction site. The closures are expected to begin this week and will affect portions of the east side of 20th Avenue South, the south side of South 6th Street, and the west side of 21st Avenue S. Watch for signs indicating the closures in the area.

Roundabout before paving
Crews prepare the roundabout for paving.

Planned power outage. During the week of the August 21, Xcel Energy is planning to remove a utility pole at the corner of South 6th Street and 21st Ave South. This work will require a power outage affecting residences and businesses north of South 6th Street. Xcel will be communicating with its customers to confirm the timing of the outage. The power outage does not affect the Augsburg campus.

Construction Work

Roundabout paving. In addition to the sidewalk and curb work noted above, crews will be paving the roundabout this week. See the top photo at right for a picture of the progress on the roundabout as of the end of last week.

Fabrication lab with glass walls
Glass walls on this fabrication lab allow it to serve as a showcase for work in progress.

North parking lot. This week, crews will be excavating and then paving the parking lot on the north side of the building. A portion of this lot will consist of porous asphalt, which allows rainwater to filter through it and is part of the plans to qualify the Hagfors Center for silver LEED certification.

West side of Oren Gateway. Installation of the steel structure around the utilities area on the west side of Oren Gateway — across 21st Avenue South from the construction site — will begin this week.

Interior glass installation. Crews are in the process of installing interior glass throughout the building. The middle photo at right provides an image of the glass walls on a fabrication/showcase lab on the first floor of the north wing.

Carpeted office
Carpet installation is in progress in the Hagfors Center offices.

Chapel ceiling. A stretched fabric ceiling will begin to be installed this week in the Gundale Chapel. The stretched fabric system provides acoustical support for the chapel space.

Carpet installation. Carpet installation is in progress on the first floor. The bottom photo at right shows an example of the carpet in a typical office space.