Keeping up with Bridgeport School Building Committee


BRIDGEPORT – The city’s school building committee has a lot of balls up in air. Here is what’s up with the following projects:

ROOSEVELT – Structural steel for the $44 million project to rebuild the school is up and masonry walls have started. Things are moving along.

HARDING – Now that the Board of Education has signed off on the first phase of the project and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is half way through reviewing remediation plans. Once it is complete and a determination is made, there will be a 45 day comment period. There also will be a presentation on the findings at the next school building committee meeting on June 19.

LONGFELLOW – The $50 million project to replace the school is in the final stages of plan review. Demolition has been bid and are under budget. The school should start to come down soon.

CENTRAL – The Central High School renovation project is waiting for a state traffic review before bids can go out. That the school will have fewer students and presumably less traffic apparently did not convince officials a study should be done. As such it is questionable if construction will get underway before the fall.

BLACK ROCK – The addition at Black Rock is about to about to go up.

DUNBAR – The project is still in the process of collecting permits.

Linda Lambeck