approves Transportation Facility
Express Staff Writer
Transportation Facility for the new Wood River High School was finally put
to bed last week when the School Board trustees approved a location for
to Dave Maloney of Kreizenbeck Constructors, Inc., sitework
contractors have completed several aspects of the building of the new Wood
River High School. Utilities, asphalt and curbs are complete in the south
east parking lot. The landscape contractor has begun laying irrigation
lines and the football field turf is expected to be put in place July 1.
Work has also progressed in the gymnasium, locker rooms and vocal and
instrument areas. The classroom wing is being readied for the steel
erectors in early July. Express photo by David N. Seelig
It will be
built on a four-acre lot just to the south of the Science Wing, adjacent
to the existing high school. The facility abuts the mountains to the west,
and a Woodside neighborhood to the east.
of the Woodside neighborhood vehemently opposed the building site at three
public hearings and one on-site demonstration held earlier this spring.
However, the Blaine County School District trustees and administrators
ultimately felt that this location served all the purposes of the plan and
was the most cost affective.
matter what we do there’s always concern. But many times we’ve had to
look at the total public good and how we can best serve them," said
Superintendent Jim Lewis at his final submission to the board.
that the new facility would bring amenities to the neighborhood, including
increased green space, a new hiking path, additional landscaping and new
ask that the board stand solid in working with the neighbors in providing
these amenities," Lewis said.
unanimously approved the facility, which also will house student services,
maintenance services, computer servicing and food services.
district will now make an application to build to the City of Hailey.