End of summer infrastructure updates in WCS


End of summer infrastructure updates in WCS

Workers are putting the finishing touches on projects slated for the 2014-2015 school year at Williamson County Schools. 

Workers are putting the finishing touches on projects slated for the 2014-2015 school year at Williamson County Schools.

Four performing arts centers that were included in last school years budget are making progress with some nearing completion.

Woodland Middle School’s new theater, a $2.1 million project, is receiving its final finishing touches with an August completion date.

Brentwood High Schools $4 million auditorium is in the beginning stages of construction with some foundation work completed. It is expected to open in January 2015.

Were pouring slab at this point, said Terry Hollingsworth, project superintendent.

Other infrastructural improvements to Brentwood High include gymnasium floor and bleacher renovations, painting and re-lighting of the Campbell Center, all of which are expected to be complete by September. Enhancements to the gym floor are already finished.

Next door, the HVAC system and ceiling renovations are complete at Brentwood Middle School.

Centennial High Schools theater, which cost $4.2 million, is taking shape with all structural masonry complete and a finishing date set for October.

Much of the Fairview Middle School auditoriums foundation work is finished as well. The $2.1 million project is set to open by the years end.

Williamson County Schools will soon request an additional $40 million from the County Commission, which is the second half of construction funds to build three new Nolensville schools.

The commission already granted $40 million in start-up costs to begin work on Nolensville High School, Mill Creek Middle School and Mill Creek Elementary, all of which are to be opened by fall 2016.

All three schools share a 100-acre campus on York Road where underground utility and access road construction have begun. The future road access will cut through a planned unit development called Summerlyn leading to the school sites.

Thus far, visits to the construction site show only clearing, but construction is expected to begin within the month. The high school, modeled after Summit High in Spring Hill, takes two years to build.

The middle and elementary schools, modeled loosely after the adjoining Sunset Elementary and Sunset Middle in Brentwood, take approximately one year to build.

All infrastructure projects are under Facilities Director Kevin Fortneys and Project Manager Garri Halls direction.

Jessica Pace covers Williamson County, Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville for BrentWord Communications. Contact her at jess@brentwoodhomepage.com or follow her on Twitter @Jess_Marie_Pace.

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