Builders have made headway with rock removal on the campus of two future school buildings in Nolensville, said Kevin Fortney, Director of Facilities and Construction for Williamson County Schools.
Nolensville High School and Mill Creek Elementary/Mill Creek Middle, expected to open in fall 2016 at the latest, will share the 100-acre site off York Road.
Site clearing and preliminary work began this year after the Williamson County Commission approved $40 million to begin work.
A planned unit development called Summerlyn will be constructed adjacent to the school campus, with a roadway that cuts through the subdivision and accesses the school site.
Summerlyn Drive is approximately 70 percent complete, and completion is anticipated before the school district’s winter break, Fortney said.
The facilities director also requested this month a construction change order for Nolensville High in the amount of $110,639. The additional funds are included in the project budget and will cover the cost of boring underneath a tributary to Mill Creek to install gas, sewer and water lines.
The tributary is located along the north/south property line.
“Because of the fact that tributary dumps into Mill Creek, there’s several agencies involved with the project in that particular utility crossing,” Fortney said.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife requires that builders keep a minimum buffer of 30 feet from the creek embankment. The agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation also determined Mill Creek is wider than originally thought.
In other school infrastructure updates, the Centennial High auditorium is at 85 percent completion, and builders are finishing the interior.
The Fairview Middle theater is right behind at 80 percent completion.
Brentwood High’s new theater is 60 to 65 percent finished, Fortney estimated.
Jessica Pace covers Williamson County, Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville for Home Page Media Group. Contact her at email@example.com or follow her on Twitter @Jess_NHP.