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SOU Dorm Construction Finishing Touches

SOU DormsASHLAND, Ore. — Another eco-friendly project is closer to completion in Ashland.

It’s reportedly the city’s largest construction project in history: two new residence halls, a dining hall and remodel work on an existing building are all getting finishing touches at Southern Oregon University.

Adroit Construction officials say 700 beds are going into the residence halls. Right now, crews are working on small project within the buildings, like paint touch-ups and making sure everything is working properly, before opening September 15th.

The construction began around last summer and construction crews have been following strict sustainability guidelines throughout the entire project.

“It is a LEED Gold project and so that means anything that we use on site has to be approved, has to have the right amount of recycled content, or anything that we take off site or get onsite has to be recycled the right way,” said Bo Walker with Adroit Construction.

Aside from smoke issues stopping a flush out of the new dining hall, crews say they are ahead of schedule.