If spring comes as promised, contractors could begin setting up at the site of the first new Ames elementary school on Miller Avenue this week.
The Ames Community School Board approved contracts Monday with three prime contractors for the project.
That clears the way for Woodruff Construction, Kruck Plumbing & Heating and DeVries Electric to begin work.
Steve Lang, project director with construction management firm Taylor Ohde Kitchell, said if the weather is favorable, “contractors could begin setting up trailers and safety barriers,” according to a release from the district.
Superintendent Tim Taylor said according to the release that the launch of construction is historic.
“I have in my office drafts of facilities plans going back almost 30 years,” Taylor said. “The community’s support for the bond referendum and the school board’s completion of a facilities master plan represents a turning point in the history of Ames and the school district. When that first brick gets placed at Miller Avenue, it will represent a real commitment to generations of learners.”
Voters approved a $55 million bond referendum for construction and renovation projects for five elementary schools in the district. Three will be replaced and two will receive renovations. The school at Miller Avenue will be the district's first.
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