Construction work for contract two is ongoing at the Weyburn Comp grounds right now, with some difficulties causing things to moving slowly.
Andy Dobson, facilities manager for the Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division, said that contract one of the renovations is now “substantially complete, however there are some deficiencies and rejected work that is being completed over the summer.”
“Quorex has dived their forces into two, so in addition to finishing work for contract one, they have started the piling for the new construction for the Grade 7 to 9 wing, which is part of contract two,” said Dobson.
He said that work has also started on expanded the west student parking lot, and getting it paved, but there have been some ground issues where there is too much moisture that has caused delays to the construction. “They are scrambling to complete the student parking lot by the August deadline,” said Dobson.
Inside the Comp, the new computer lab is almost finished. The contractors have also started renovations on the west gymnasium, as they will be demolishing some interior walls to reconfigure the change rooms to be more user-friendly.
The new design of the change rooms for the west gym will match the change rooms installed into the new gymnasium in the Cugnet Centre.
There will be a demand on the new gymnasium, and the Cugnet Centre, for the next year, as all the gymnasium classes and tournaments will be limited to only one space while renovations are ongoing at the west gym.
There is still no date confirmed for a grand opening of the new Cugnet Centre.
There is still much planning for the Triple C Centre committee before details can be verified.
Once contract two is complete, transition of the Grade 7 to 9 students from the Weyburn Junior High will be the next stage. The Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division is hoping to get funding for a new elementary school, in the same location as the current Weyburn Junior High, which will eventually house the students from Queen Elizabeth and Haig schools.
Another transition yet to occur is the move of the Southeast Regional College to their new space, which will be build as a second floor to the Weyburn Comp, once the Grade 7 to 9 wing is completed. Currently the Southeast Regional College is offering all their Weyburn courses from the City Centre Mall.
While construction continues to occur at the Weyburn Comp, residents are urged to take care around the grounds, and respect do-not-enter signs. Drivers on King Street are also cautioned that there is heavy vehicles that do need access to the construction area, and to pay attention while driving in the area.