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Tuesday September 17th, 2019 12:45PM

School board leaders agree to contract with construction company for East Forsyth High School

By Rebecca Hubbard Reporter/Anchor

Forsyth County's newest high school to serve the northeast part of the county will be the most expensive school building project built so far in the county.

Director of Construction Tom Wening told the board the increased cost resulted from three costly factors.

"Septic made it a much larger expense than historically our average experience, simply because there is no sanitary sewer service," he said.

He added that the tariff's on steel caused increases to the cost of the structural steel framing and a large amount of rock discovered during geotechnical boring.

"The intent is that the project is finished two years from now in late spring for summer occupancy."

Wening recommended the board award the bid for construction to Carroll Daniel Construction in the amount of $85,418,395.

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