Burton ISD trustees received an update Thursday on how the school bond project is progressing.
Officials from DSA Construction Management said several contractors have been onsite the last few weeks. Champion Site Prep has been working on the soil on the outside perimeter of the track and parking lot to prepare to install the base and pour concrete, Boothe Construction has installed all the storm drainage that can be done while classes are still in session, and Moeller Electric has been putting in underground conduit to supply electricity and communications around the site.
Hellas Construction will be back on site on Monday to tie in the last remaining drains in the field and is expected to soon install the track material and turf. Boothe Construction is currently working on other underground utilities that will feed the high school and gym building, and during the holiday break it plans to run the water lines in front of the district that supply water to the new buildings. Moeller Electric plans to trench for parking lot lights next week. Champion Site Prep is coordinating with Sturdisteel for when the piers can be poured for the bleachers.
When asked about the financial side of the project, DSA Project Manager Stad Tomlinson said there have been some change orders, but they include both cost increases and decreases, so the adjustments are “right about awash from where we started from.”
Trustee Jeff Harmel said the hope is the track and field will be done by the middle or end of February. Superintendent Dr. Edna Kennedy said the goal for getting kids into the high school building is the early fall.