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Ground broken for new Wellington track

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    Wellington School officials stand at the groundbreaking for the new track Monday. From left: ETina Gabler, Dan Rosecrans, Jerrica Frye, Matt Kimmich, John Bowman, Brett Murner and Edward Weber.

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WELLINGTON — School officials estimate Dickson Field at Duke Stadium will have a new track by fall. Groundbreaking on the track replacement took place Monday and is the first major improvement in three decades.

Wellington School Board Vice President Brett Murner said recently that the school could not host track meets due to the old track’s broken and cracked pavement.

The board awarded the contract to Heiberger Paving Inc. in late April. The Winchester company was the only bidder. Its final estimate of $663,518 came in less than the $700,000 budget the board made for the project. It includes demolition, paving, concrete, fencing, drainage systems, surfacing for the track, etc. The most expensive aspect of the project, resurfacing the track, will cost nearly $190,000. The project also includes replacing the field’s grass with sod and installing new fencing.

Board President Dan Rosecrans said in a news release that the project has been in the planning for three years.

Contact Bruce Walton at (440) 329-7123 or bwalton@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Facebook @BWalton440 or Twitter @BruceWalton.


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