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Renovation of state office building set to start Monday

3 years 7 months 5 days ago Saturday, March 14 2015 Mar 14, 2015 March 14, 2015 12:30 AM March 14, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

BATON ROUGE - Construction is set to begin Monday on a $1.4 million expansion and renovation of the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Louisiana's office building.

The work will involve adding a new board room and a supply room to the property in Baton Rouge, along with replacing the roof on the existing building, refurbishing the exterior and adding parking spaces.

MERS was created 60 years ago to provide retirement benefits for employees of Louisiana cities, towns and villages.

Robert L. Rust, director of MERS, says the cost of adding the 4,200-square-foot expansion is about $1 million, while the refurbishments will cost about $400,000.

Rust says the work should be completed by late September or early October.

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