Smithton Sports Complex: update

Sports Complex: update
Posted on 09/18/2017
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Sports Complex


If you have driven by the site of the Smithton R-VI School District Sports Complex you may be wondering where the track is.  The timelines for completion have shifted dramatically as the original schedule was to be completed prior to July 1st.  This change in timeline is primarily due to unforeseen issues for subcontractors at other worksites in the state.  As is true with any project we want to make sure we are creating a space that will be a source of pride for Smithton R-VI for many years to come.  We are currently working on a portion of the base of the track that is unable to take the weight of asphalt trucks.  This type of work is very typical in a project like this one.  With the “out of character” rainfalls we have had in late summer, all work must be postponed following each rain, in order to do the least damage to the property.  When that portion of the base is repaired a final “proof roll” will be made to ensure that the base can handle the weight and asphalt delivery will be scheduled.  Once the asphalt is laid on the track the rest of the work will be done rather quickly, so please watch for that site to change over the next month.  We appreciate everyone’s support and patience as we work to complete the sports complex.  It is soon to be an addition to our campus that everyone can be proud of.

* all work is dependent on weather


There are many other jobs that will be completed once the large equipment from the asphalt crews are off the complex. We appreciate all of our contractors for their flexibility in scheduling and look forward to a completed project soon.


After consulting with engineers, subcontractors and the project manager we have developed a plan to repair this portion that gives us the most confidence in moving forward.  This repair work should begin the week of September 11th and put us in a great position to have asphalt in place before October.

 

Once the asphalt is laid on the track the rest of the work can be done rather quickly, so please watch for that site to change over the next month.  We appreciate everyone’s support and patience as we work to complete the sports complex.  It is soon to be an addition to our campus that everyone can be proud of.

* all work is dependent on weather

There are many other jobs that will be completed once the large equipment from the asphalt crews are off the complex. We appreciate all of our contractors for their flexibility in scheduling and look forward to a completed project soon.

In addition to the track and soccer field, the softball field is beginning to take shape.  The field has been marked off and the forms are in place for the dugouts.  Preliminary work on the back stop and infield fencing has begun.