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Work Set to Begin on New Hospital in Lincoln, IL

Lincoln, IL — Site work is beginning for Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and ground will be broken for the $50 million building next Tuesday. A ceremony will be at noon at the location of the replacement building on Business I-55, south of Woodlawn Avenue, adjacent to the Logan County Fairground.

Contractors began building a temporary road to the site last week, said Marty Ahrends, the hospital’s executive director of community development. “Next week is when the serious site work begins — weather permitting,” Ahrends said Tuesday. “We’ve been told that we’ll start seeing steel and concrete in August.”

Construction is expected to take at least 18 months, meaning the building should be done in December 2010 or early 2011, Ahrends online pokie casino internet said.  “All the (269) employees and many people in the community have expressed excitement about the project,” she said.

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Posted May 28, 2009

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