Lexington-Richland Five School Board awards bid for construction of new middle school
A company has been selected and approved to build Lexington-Richland Five’s new middle school.
The school board approved a low bid in December for site work, and the process to clear the land and prepare for major construction began a few weeks later. According to a district construction update, the building pad is expected to be ready possibly by Tuesday.
Board members approved Monday a recommendation from district staff to award the construction bid to Edcon, the lowest responsive bidder. Estimated cost for the facility is $17.7 million. Chief Information Officer Mark Bounds said the project cost has totaled less than the planned budget so far.
“The total cost for the new middle school including site preparation will be approximately $20 million, well under budget,” he said.
The school, which hasn’t been named yet, will be next to Spring Hill High School and the Center for Advanced Technical Studies.