The bids are in for the new Holiday Park Elementary School in Plum and work on the building could begin as early as next month.
At a facilities committee meeting earlier in September, Dennis Russo, the district’s construction representative, told Plum School Board officials the bids are within budget, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The four prime contracts—for general construction, electrical, mechanical and plumbing—total $14.6 million, the Trib reports.
The max budget approved for the project is $20 million.
The school, which will be able to hold 725 students when completed, will be built at the former Adlai Stevenson Elementary School site. The school was demolished earlier this summer.
Board members also approved adding alternate features, including central air conditional and terrazzo floors to the building for an additional cost of $600,000, bringing the project’s cost up to $15.2 million, according to the Tribune Review.
District officials are expected to vote Tuesday, Sept. 24 on awarding contracts for the project.
If the contracts are approved, construction on the building could begin by Oct. 1 with a finish date in December 2014, the Trib reports.
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