TRM work done in August
Published 6:00 am Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Construction at T.R. Miller High School will be complete by the start of school next month, but the same can’t be said for renovations at the stadium.
Superintendent Lynn Smith discussed the project at Thursday’s board meeting – the last of his 36-year career with the system.
“I know that people have been watching the project for a while now,” Smith said of the $1.96 million project to install new lighting, home fan seating, handicap-accessible walkways and a new press box at the football stadium and new fencing, lighting, dugouts, concession stand and bathroom at the baseball field.
“(Last week) was a big week for the project,” he said. “Crews have been working on the construction of the back side of the press box and seating. We hit a glitch with the lighting, but things are working out now.
“I’d light to say everything will be done by Aug. 21, but I can’t bet on that,” he said.
Work is winding down on the nearly $10 million high school facility renovation project that includes new administration offices, classrooms, lunchroom and computer lab. The current band room, gymnasium and science classrooms — all built within the last 15 years — will remain intact at the school.
“Right now, crews are dealing with the parking lot in the front drive,” Smith said. “And really, there’s nothing left that would hinder the completion of the project.”
Smith said new signage will also be installed in the coming weeks and mirror that of the electronic sign at the middle school.
“It’s going to be put where the old sign is now,” he said. “I think parents and the community will like the new electronic sign, especially considering it should help keep people informed about upcoming school events.”