Work on a new, $130 million Springfield High School is progressing on time and within budget, according to School Director Kevin Keenan, Chairman of the school district’s Facilities Committee, writes Susan Serbin for the Daily Times.
One of the points discussed at the recent board meeting was a $1.6 million agenda item. This was approved as a change order by the board “for additional soil exchange and soil stabilization site work” to be done primarily on the building footprint.
Executive Director Don Mooney said the amount was the culmination of costs from September to January. Then, the soil was removed from the site and to be replaced by stone.
Mooney said that the possibility of replacing the soil on other parts of the campus will be assessed as the development continues. He said that there are contingencies built into the plan if the need arises.
“This is one of the most important construction issues; it’s what the building stands on,” said Keenan. “It was a very wet fall when there was four inches of rain in one night. We are constantly testing every element of the project.”
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