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Rock Haven eyes March move in

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Jim Leute
September 17, 2012

What it is: Construction workers are in the home stretch on Rock County's new 128-bed nursing home near the intersection of highways 14 and 51 on Janesville's north side.

Sherry Gunderson, Rock Haven administrator, said five of the complex's seven buildings are up, and workers are drywalling, painting and preparing the buildings for flooring.

Rock Haven will have four "neighborhood" buildings that will each be home to 32 residents. A community building sits in the middle of the four residential buildings.

The complex also features two courtyards that were recently landscaped. With that complete, workers are enclosing the complex with two team buildings that will serve as operations centers for the four residential buildings.

What's the progress: Favorable summer weather has kept construction crews on schedule, Gunderson said. Most work is now being done inside buildings.

Start date: Groundbreaking was Sept. 29, 2011, and construction started Oct. 3.

Completion date target: The original timetable called for a completion of construction by next month. Minor delays, most the result of permitting and regulations, have pushed that back to January.

Rock Haven will then undergo a state review, and residents are expected to move in to their new home in March.

Gunderson expects the building will be at full capacity almost as soon as it opens.

Cost: $31 million.

For more information: Visit www.co.rock.wi.us/building-project



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