Construction of the new Pine Ridge Elementary School in Winkler is right on schedule.
Garden Valley School Division Secretary-Treasurer, Terry Penner says there is no reason to believe that they will not be able to successfully open the building in September of 2019.
Penner says a couple of things have contributed to the project being on track to where it needs to be. "Certainly the folks over at W.B.S. Construction in Winkler, they are a key player at the site. They've been able to coordinate the construction very favourably."
At a recent meeting with a number of the tradespeople, meetings which they have regularly, a projected timeline for completion of the project was put out, and all of the major sub-trades committed to the timeline that will allow them to get into the school on time.
Penner adds, from a construction standpoint, crews have had very favourable weather conditions, going back to last spring and summer, and through the fall.
When compared to the most recent school build, Northlands Parkway Collegiate, Penner says, on that project at the same time in early December for a September start-up, the Pine Ridge project is quite a bit further along. "Now this is a smaller project than that was too, but that's good news, and it sort of verifies the fact that we'll be able to get into there in September of 2019."
Huge headway to the exterior of the school has already been made, and Penner says the next goal is to get the roof on, the exterior walls completed, and some vapour barrier and insulation put on as early as possible into the new year so the interior work can take place.
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