WATCH: Flyover video of first concrete slab poured at OLOL Children's Hospital

Published: May. 9, 2017 at 1:19 AM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2017 at 2:15 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Construction continues at the new, freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital with a major milestone.

The first concrete slab was poured early in the morning on Monday, May 8. Construction teams began pouring concrete around 2 a.m. and by 10 a.m., 22,000 square feet of concrete had been placed, amounting to more than 500 cubic yards of concrete.

More construction is expected throughout the summer. Steel will be erected beginning in June.

The new hospital is scheduled to open in 2019. To follow construction updates with a live webcam, CLICK HERE.

You can be a part of the progress. Purchase a ticket today for your chance to win one of five new Lexus vehicles and all of the proceeds will help build the freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital. CLICK HERE

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