McNair On Schedule; HP Central Gym Delayed

12:23 AM, Dec 6, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- While most students are looking ahead to Christmas vacation, contractors are working to finish two school projects, so they can open in the new year.

The new McNair Elementary School and renovations at the High Point Central gym were both delayed, and the original contractors were fired by Guilford County Schools.

Now, only one of those projects is back on schedule.

The new contractor at McNair Elementary is still on track to complete the school by the first week of February. JE Dunn took over the project in October. GCS told News 2 that they hope to move students into the building during the first two weeks of February. 

GCS construction director, Julius Monk, told News 2 that the HVAC unit and floor tiles have been installed, and the landscaping is done. Crews are now putting up fencing and working on the finishing touches inside, like installing marker boards and cleaning the classrooms.

"We are continuing to monitor progress. We are excited about the kids being able to come to this school, and it will be a beautiful school. We are going to continue to update the community, the building advisory team, the students and staff of Ronald E. McNair," said Monk.

However, the gym at High Point Central is a different story.

There is a new contractor, but the project is delayed again.

The contractor, KMD Construction, initially said the gym would be ready for basketball games on December 15, 2012.

Now, they told Monk it will tentatively be ready on January 17, 2013.

Phase one of the gym is done, which includes a new concession stand, renovated locker rooms and offices.

But until January 17, High Point Central will likely play their home games at Southwest Guilford.

"They cited some causes of the change from December 15 as latent defects, which are errors they had to correct from the previous contractor, as well as some slow shipment of materials," said Monk.


WFMY News 2

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