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Construction at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Below are the site activities for the construction project located at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. for the next two weeks. Work will take place Monday through Saturday; noisy construction will not begin before 8 a.m. and standard working hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday working hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

-- Underground site utility work will occur off Cottage Grove Avenue for gas and water service; from time to time you may see work in the parking lane on the east side of cottage in front of the site.

-- Form and pour column footings; work will be dusty and noisy at times.

-- Increased site traffic for deliveries of rebar and concrete to the site.

-- Install precast panels; from time to time you will hear metal on metal noises as panels are unloaded from truck and erected on the site.

Trucks will enter and exit the site via Cottage Grove Avenue, as shown on the map below. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic during site deliveries.

Milestone schedule:

--January 2014 -- foundation and geothermal work begins

--February 2014 -- steel erection

--April 2014 -- precast panel erection

--Winter 2014 -- substantial completion

--February 2015 -- construction demobilization and tenant move in

Click here for a map showing the location of work.

Please direct questions to Desiree DiLucente, senior project manager, Facilities Services at or 773.702.3447, or Gavin Tun, director, project management, at or 773.834.1820.

Thank you for your patience during this work.