The continued impact of COVID-19 on supply chains has delayed the $ 14.1 million construction project in the Milton Area School District, forcing school officials to use alternate locations for its sports programs. ‘autumn.
Meanwhile, Warrior Run’s $ 28.8 million project is on schedule. The Milton Area project consists of a stadium and health complex renovation project, while the Warrior Run project consists of a new elementary school and stadium upgrade.
Milton-area school district superintendent Dr Cathy Keegan said the materials selected for the project have long lead times due to the pandemic and the manufacturing process. The availability and transport of equipment are also impacted by COVID-19.
“It is with great disappointment that we must report that the pandemic has had a significant impact on the sports complex’s completion schedule. While the COVID -19 pandemic has affected us all, the resources, products, equipment and personnel needed to complete the complex in time for fall sports are not possible, ”Keegan said. “The 2021 football season will not take place in the new Milton Athletic Complex. Arrangements are being made with the Danville area school district to host our football games. We are grateful to the Danville administration for working with us.
The general contractor and sub-contractors are doing their best “to move the project forward despite all the obstacles they face,” Keegan said.
Keegan asked the audience to be patient.
“We can never thank you enough for your understanding and patience,” she said. “If anything changes and we are able to expedite the completion of projects, we will immediately contact our community.
Update on the job
Keegan said the interior cement block for the stadium bleachers and toilets was being laid and the trim and soffit and roof / siding preparation for the concession stand was underway.
The steel roofing of the changing rooms and bleachers of the house has been completed while the metal roof of the concession stand, washrooms and counters must be installed. Crews are installing retaining wall blocks and backfilling the area, Keegan said.
The ranking of the site continues. Underground electricity is being installed for the wellness, fitness and nutrition center. The teams are pouring the footings, foundation walls and pillars of the center, she said.
The teams are installing the exterior walls of the stadium toilets and laying cement block walls and bricks on the wall of the main entrance, she said.
High school crews demolish existing HVAC equipment and install valves for future phases. They also install conduits and wiring in the concession stand, Keegan said.
Upcoming tasks and works include the installation of roof trusses for the toilets and drying of the stadium; completion under land drainage and stone accumulation; continuous leveling of the site; install the insulation and roofing of changing rooms / bleachers at home; erect and install stadium lighting; continuous footings, foundation walls and pillars of the wellness, fitness and nutrition center; install roll-up windows / doors; continued installation of metal roofs and facings; complete the installation of a retaining wall; continue to expand underground utilities to concessions, washrooms and locker rooms; continue with employment conferences on a biweekly basis.
School board members voted in January to approve five contracts totaling $ 14,194,614 for the $ 16.6 million project, which involves awarding the general contract bid of $ 9,005,600 to Lobar Construction; Master Mechanical Corporation was awarded the offer of $ 1,154,214 for mechanical work; Silvertip Corp. was awarded the offer of $ 1,241,000 for the plumbing work; Lecce Electric Inc. was awarded the offer of $ 1,828,800 for the electrical work; and Southern Bleachers was awarded the offer of $ 965,000 for 2,500-seat bleachers and a media structure.
The additional $ 3.3 million is for additional incidental and contingency costs.
The project includes stadium lights, bleachers, concession stand, ticket offices, home and visitor changing rooms, washrooms, 8-lane track, long jump, triple jump, high jump , a javelin pit, a scoreboard and a press gallery.
Once completed, the artificial surface will be doubled for football, boys and girls soccer and field hockey competitions and will be available for the marching band to practice, host tournaments and performances.
Superintendent: “Great Progress” at Warrior Run
Warrior Run Supervisor Alan Hack said the project is progressing as planned. The planned completion date for the new primary school is November 2022.
“The teams are working all summer and making great progress on the site,” Hack said. “Currently, the project is on schedule with several benchmarks approaching over the next four to six weeks. “
Heavy rains last week have slowed work around the site, but contractors are moving ahead despite the additional water. Casting footers and walls, as well as masons on site to erect the elevator shaft walls, was the main job over the past week, Hack said.
Earlier this month, Hack said daily concrete pouring continued with preparation outside of the stage’s raised floor. The sanitary sewer line was completed and site contractors were installing side water lines around the site.
At the end of June, the foundations along the gymnasium / cafeteria continued to be formed, with the location of the exterior exit and stairs becoming more prevalent. The walls of the canoes are part of the work being done that week, Hack said.
The site contractor worked on the installation of the new water line along Warrior Run Boulevard. The mock-up panel has been completed, which shows the contract between the brick veneer and the mortar, Hack said.
School board members approved four contracts totaling $ 28.74 million in March, including eciConstruction, of Dillsburg, which was awarded the general contract offer of $ 20.58 million; Myco Mechanical of Telford was awarded the $ 1.86 million plumbing bid and the $ 2.9 million HVAC bid; and Leccee Electric Inc., of Williamsport, having been awarded the $ 3.4 million power offer.