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Construction to begin next week on athletic complex

Groundbreaking set for Friday

by Larry Chowning

Middlesex County School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Taylor told the school board Monday that he has “ratified” a contract for $2.872 million with Loughridge & Company LLC of Richmond for the construction of the Syd Thrift Athletic Complex at Middlesex High School in Saluda.

Dr. Taylor also announced there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the project at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 12, on the MHS softball field.

Loughridge will start to work on the project next week, said Dr. Taylor.

In May, the school board voted to empower Dr. Taylor to negotiate and sign a contract for construction of the new athletic fields and buildings. He reported in May that the final contract for construction was pending negotiation and ratification, and that details were close to being finalized.

The groundbreaking will include members of the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors, Middlesex County School Board, The Friends of Middlesex County Public Schools Board of Directors, and representatives from Bay Design Group, Loughridge & Company, Progress Engineers, SMS Architects, Dunlap & Partners, Joseph C. Jones Inc., and Church View Septic Service.

posted 07.10.2013

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