Massena Central $49.6M capital project expected to be complete this fall
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
MASSENA — Phase three of the Massena Central School District’s capital project is well under way and on schedule.
The $49.6 million project is expected to be completed this fall, officials say.Rob Gray from CNS, who has overseen the project, told the board of education that phase one has been completed and it is now just a matter of closing out documents and submitting them to the state.
Gray also told officials that phase two is nearly complete with only a few small details to tidy up.
“Our punch list is ongoing but is essentially complete,” he said.
At Jefferson Elementary, tiling work still needs to be completed along with the installation of a railing on the loading dock. Gray said those tasks will be complete in the near future.
At Madison Elementary, similar work needs to be completed with a loading dock rail and hatch needing installation, Gray said.
According to Gray, the control systems for the HVAC system still needs to be done but officials hope to complete that job in the near future as well.
At Nightengale Elementary a loading dock rail and room signage still need to be installed before closing out phase two at that location.
In regards to phase three, Gray told the board of education that the project is currently on schedule after workers finally resolved a number of auditorium delays.
According to Gray, lighting systems in the auditorium have been worked out and the stage flooring will be in place in the near future.
General electric and specialized electrical work has been completed in the auditorium and painting should be completed soon, Gray said.
Work on the 100 wing has also begun. Gray said High School Principal Alan Oliver and staff have been very accommodating with the onset of work in the high school.
“Electrical throughout the wing is being done now,” Gray said.
Window treatments, including new blinds and shades, have been completed in both the high school and J.W. Leary middle school.
“Kitchen renovations are now done as well and we have a health department inspection coming up, which is a major step,” Gray said of the J.W. Leary kitchen project.
Officials had previously said phase three of the capital project would be completed sometime in the fall of 2023.