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Capital Project Summer Construction Summary

Construction work will be taking place at several different locations this summer as part of the Ken-Ton School District’s ongoing Capital Project. The project was approved by voters in February 2020 and will be carried out in overlapping phases. Lastly, neighbors that live in close proximity to the building can expect heavy construction vehicles traveling in and out of the site throughout the summer. It includes upgrades at all schools including critical maintenance work, new secured entrance ways, new water pipes to maximize water quality, significant alterations to pick-up and drop-off patterns, classroom additions at three elementary schools, gymnasium renovations, and a brand new state-of-the-art artificial turf field at Kenmore East High School.

The following information is being shared in order to help prepare the community for construction activity which will be taking place during the busy summer months. Neighbors who live in close proximity to these buildings can expect heavy construction vehicles traveling in and out of the site throughout the summer.

Kenmore West: Both entrances off Delaware Road will not be accessible as extensive work takes place throughout the parking lot. A staging area for construction operations will be set up in the softball field along Highland Parkway which will not be accessible. The basketball courts, tennis courts, and turf fields will remain accessible. Significant construction work will take place inside the building which will not be accessible for visitors.

Kenmore East: The dirt pile will be removed. This infill will be disposed of or used for other components of the Capital Project.

Hoover Elementary & Middle: The rear parking lot (Sheridan Drive entrance) will be inaccessible over the summer while it is resurfaced. Access will be limited to the Thorncliff Road entrance. Parking lot work will extend eastward to the Buildings & Grounds building. Access to the playgrounds may be impacted while work is taking place this summer. The track and fields east of the building will not be affected. A staging area will be set up for future work on the new drop-off/pick-up zone to the west of the building.

Franklin Elementary & Middle: The rear parking lot will be inaccessible over the summer while it is resurfaced. The middle school parking lot will remain open. The sidewalks in the area of the middle school library will be impacted. Work will be taking place in the middle school gymnasium which will not be able to be accessed.

Lindbergh Elementary: Windows will be replaced throughout the building which will not be accessible for visitors and staff. The playground will remain open.

Holmes Elementary: The parking lot and sidewalks will be inaccessible over the summer. The playground will remain open, but may close temporarily as this project progresses.

Edison Elementary: The rear parking lot will be inaccessible over the summer while it is resurfaced. Windows will be replaced throughout the building. The building will not be accessible for visitors. The infill from Kenmore East will be relocated to Edison in order to level the ground for future construction work. A staging area will be set up on site for construction operations. A fence will be installed around the Grayton side of the building and around the soccer fields. The playground and Edison Garden will remain open but may close temporarily as this project progresses. There will be no access to the soccer fields on the north side of the building. Emerald Ash trees recently lost to the Ash Borer will be replaced through a grant-funded initiative.

The Ken-Ton School District sincerely appreciates the support and cooperation of the entire community as the district continues to implement the Capital Project.