Logan Police Chief E.K. Harper gave an update of the new state office building on Monday.
Harper said traffic tie-ups haven’t been so bad despite all the construction work going on and he’s not heard a lot of people complaining.
Harper said the outside walls of the building are coming in on trucks twice a day, with four panels being installed in the mornings and four more installed in the evenings. Harper said the construction crews have done a good job keeping traffic flowing on both Main Street and Stratton Street.
“The outside of the building is going up quickly,” Harper said. “And we haven’t had too many complaints because of the traffic tie-ups. The construction crew is bringing the panels in during the mornings and evenings. They get four trucks in each time and they try to keep moving as much as possible.”
Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti said the new state building will add a new dimension to the city of Logan’s revitalization plan.
“Construction on the new state office building is coming along great,” Nolletti said. “Everybody is impressed with it. It is going to be a beautiful building and a great addition to our downtown area. This will give us an influx of people and it fits in nicely with our revitalization work.”
Nolletti said Gov. Tomblin wanted to bring the building into Logan to help with rejuvenate the city.
“From Day 1, Gov. Tomblin wanted to make sure that this building was built here in Logan to be a major part of revitalizing the city,” Nolletti said. “It is going to be a unique and beautiful addition to our city and we’re glad to see it going up so quickly.”
Nolletti said the building is scheduled to be completed by late September. He said the panels will be placed along the sides of the building in about three weeks and the construction crew will then begin to install the windows.
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