Hospital work on schedule despite rainfall

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Construction of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center’s $62 million Wellness Center is on schedule despite delays caused by summer rains.

Project manager Wilson Alvarez of Jackson, Mississippi-Johnson Construction says completion is expected in January 2016.

Ground was broken in February for the 230,000-square-foot project in Lafourche Parish.

Hospital spokeswoman Toni Martinez says pile driving has been completed at the site along Bowie Road.

Alvarez says structural steel for construction work is expected to arrive this coming week.

The Thibodaux City Council annexed about 22 acres last summer to accommodate the center.