State Capitol Roof Replacement Leads To Extra Cost

By: ap
By: ap

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A $950,000 roof renovation project at the state Capitol this summer ended up cracking the cement sidewalk leading up to the building, prompting more work.

The Detroit Free Press reports a crew on Wednesday was removing one of the sidewalks leading up to the Capitol after a crane cracked the concrete. Steve Benkovsky, facilities manager at the Capitol, says sidewalk replacement work will cost about $35,000.

The 4-inch thick concrete is being replaced by 6-inche thick concrete, so if heavy machinery is brought in again there will be a reinforced spot for it to sit.

Other work this summer included a roughly $370,000 renovation of the state's House and Senate chambers. Officials say the renovations are the largest in 20 years. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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