Construction Update

SD81's Weekly report - June 22, 2022

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Construction in SD81

This summer District 81 has four major construction projects in progress. Below is a summary of the work being completed and a weekly progress update.
All photos below were taken on June 22, 2022

Demolition of Old Washington School & New Site Work

The old Washington School facility has been demolished. Anticipated timeline for completion is the week of August 12, prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year.

As of this week, the foundation and basement have been excavated. The crew is working on cleaning up the site. The colored thin bricks on the new building have been installed. The metal panels on the roof and along the soffits and siding are currently being installed.

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Storm Water Retention at Lincoln Middle School

Adding a stormwater retention system will alleviate flooding and erosion of the LincolnMiddle School fields. The large chambers (pictured below)are installed underground, and temporarily store runoff water before releasing it at a controlled rate. This work is necessary in order for the fields to be used as intended, for sports and outdoor activities. The project is being funded through American Rescue Plan - ESSER 3 grant funds. The estimated completion of the work is the week of August 12th.

As of this week, the storm trap structures are in place. The area has been backfilled. The site is being prepared for the rest of the sewer structures to be installed.

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Curtain Wall Repair at Lincoln Middle School

Repairing the curtain wall is necessary to address leaks that have been occurring consistently within the middle school. A new wall is being installed and will be sealed tight to prevent future leaks. The project is also being funded through the American Rescue Plan - ESSER 3 grant funding. Completion date of the project is the week of August 12th.

As of this week, all of the old window has been demolished. The area is weather tight and blocking the wall for anticipated framing has been started.

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Courtyard Enclosure at Kennedy School

The courtyard will be enclosed to provide additional instructional and large-motor space at Kennedy School. The project is being funded through the American Rescue Plan - ESSER 2 and 3 grant funding. The majority of the work will be completed the week of August 12th. Finish work will be completed in October of 2022, with no disruption to learning.

As of this week, the courtyard excavation has been complete. They are starting to work on framing and getting ready to install steal. Mechanical and control work has also begun this week.

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