Walls coming up at MGM Springfield casino

Workers have been installing sheetrock in casino and hotel

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The MGM resort casino project in Springfield has entered a new construction phase.

Sheetrock is now being installed in the walls of both the entertainment center and the hotel guest welcoming area.

Continuing Coverage: MGM Springfield casino project

Springfield attorney Cheryl Coakley Rivera told 22News that she likes to check-in on the progress every day.

“I’m very excited for the city of Springfield and I’m excited for the surrounding towns. So far, just look at the jobs this project has created- from the construction to the metal workers- not to mention what is going to happen when they start buying things, like for the kitchen,” Coakley Rivera said.

A construction job foreman told 22News that the $950 million casino project is still right on schedule for a September 2018 opening.