“We anticipate the repaving project at the high school to be completed by Monday and the roofing project at Duran North Jr. High School to finish ahead of schedule next week,” said Gary Mozingo, maintenance supervisor for the Pell City School System.
Mozingo said at a Pell City Board of Education meeting in early July that the original bid by McCartney Construction Company was $550,713.50. The bid was more than the $400,000 Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, gave for the project.
At the board meeting, the school system approved the revised bid of $390,675.50, which included new paving for part of the parking lot in front of the high school and seal coat on the pavement in front of the high school office addition completed in 2011.
“The completion date was Aug. 1, but there have been some rain delays,” Mozingo said.
Mozingo said the repaving and seal coat in front of the high school was completed Wednesday.
“They numbered the seal-coated parking spaces and the spaces in front of the band hall section Thursday,” he said. “They should line and number the remainder of the parking spaces Friday or Saturday. I anticipate it being completed by the start of school Monday.”
Mozingo said if there are rain delays, the parking lot is still useable by students Monday.
“Other than the rain delays, the project went smoothly,” he said.
Mozingo said the Duran North Jr. High School roofing project is ahead of schedule.
“The roof was damaged in a storm late last year,” he said.
Mozingo said the $101,000 project is being handled by Johns and Kirksey Inc., of Tuscaloosa.
“It was scheduled to be completed mid-September, but it looks like it will be done next week,” he said.
Mozingo said insurance covered the majority of the roofing project.
“Other than keeping up with the grass-cutting, everything is ready to go for school to start,” he said.
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