JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – An over $85 million dollar school capital improvement project officially got underway on Tuesday in Jamestown.
Officials with Jamestown Public Schools officials broke ground on the first phase of the project at the Tech Academy downtown.
Back in May 2021 taxpayers approved the districtwide project, which is a multi-phase endeavor entailing improvements to classrooms, windows, roofs, sidewalks and HVAC systems.
New security measures will also be rolled out at locations like the Tech Academy.
Young and Wright Architectural Project Coordinator Eric Zeffiro is leading renovations.
“We’re going to be doing some concrete replacements because the flooring isn’t draining properly whenever they hose the buses down,” explained Zeffiro. “And then, over at Fletcher Elementary we’re also doing a lot of ceiling replacements, roofing replacements, a lot of the invisible work in a building like plumbing, mechanical, all that kind of work.”
Some construction work is already underway, with the project continuing into the summer until its expected completion in 2026.