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CES construction nearly complete
By Calen McKinney
Construction at Campbellsville Elementary School is nearing completion, with workers concentrating heavily on finishing the school's new cafeteria. Officials say construction is on schedule and will be complete very soon.
The CES project is contracted to be completed by Monday, Jan. 16, but officials say they hope to be finished before that date.
New restrooms were recently completed at the school and opened, and work has been completed on the new bell tower in the front of the school.
Kitchen equipment is being installed, and landscaping has been completed outside the new entrances to the building.
Ground was broken for the project in a special ceremony in March, and contractors began working on the construction full time after the 2015-2016 school year ended.
The project is estimated at being completed in 10 months. Interruption to instruction has been kept at a minimum.
There will be a ceremony in coming weeks to celebrate the completion of the project.
Renovations planned at CES include the addition of four new classrooms, a new HVAC unit, a fire suppression system, interior finishes, new kitchen and cafeteria, new restrooms, renovation of existing classrooms, a new playground for preschool students and work to administrative suites, parking areas and the front facade.
Once renovations are complete at CES, and then later at CMS, all fourth- and fifth-grade students will be housed at CES, making it a more traditional elementary school, and the CMS building will better suit the needs of a middle school.
The CES project will cost about $9.7 million.
N3D Group is the architect for the project, and Codell Construction is construction manager.
This story was posted on 2016-12-28 16:13:03
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