No Slowdown on Fuller Middle School Construction Due Coronavirus Crisis

FRAMINGHAM – The construction of a new Fuller Middle School is continuing, said School Building Committee Chair David Miles.

The Committee met Monday night via a video conference call.

Miles said he asked Consigli Construction, the contractor for the new middle school on Flagg Drive, if there have been any effects due to COVID-19.

“Answer was, as of now, none,” said Miles on Tuesday, March 18.

“Work continues with no slowdown. Many of those not involved in actual construction (PMs, etc.) are working remotely,” said Miles.

Consigli will accommodate workers who become ill or have to be at home for family reasons (school kids at home, etc.), explained Miles.

“So, no changes to plans or schedules for now,” said the School Building Committee chair on Tuesday.

The construction is still outside at this time, and the construction crews are working to maintain social distances, Source was told.

The new Fuller Middle School is expected to open in late August of 2021.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced on March 17, effective immediately, ordered the suspension of all construction work in the City of Boston, due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

The Boston Mayor said there are tens of thousands of construction projects going on in the city.

State-wide there has been no ban on construction, at this time.

Fuller Middle School project

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 voters approved a debt exclusion override to fund the new middle school on Flagg Drive. It will house students in grades 6-7-8.

Taxpayers will pay $58.8 over a 20-year period.

The state will provide $39.5 million toward the project

Construction began in June 2019. The school is being built between the current Fuller Middle School and the former Farley School, now home to MassBay Community College, on Flagg Drive.

***

Photo courtesy of Framingham Public Schools

editor

email: editor@FraminghamSource.com call or text at 508-315-7176

Translate »