Elementary building projects in Carlynton put on hold because of high bids
Carlynton School District has put on hold several aspects of its planned capital improvements.
Office relocation in the Crafton and Carnegie elementary schools and the construction of captured vestibules have been put off until next summer, according to district spokeswoman Michale Herrmann.
Jon Thomas, of Thomas & Williamson, which is overseeing the projects, said it was a matter of bids.
“We put them out for public bid and had a limited number of bidders,” he said. “The pricing was over our budget.”
He said the lack of on-budget bids could have had to do with the time of year and the nature of the work — the district wanted the work to start right away, and contractors might not have wanted to take on additional work.
He said the project will go out for bid a second time.
The rebidding of the elementary improvements does not delay any other capital improvements in the district, he said, because each one is considered a separate project in itself.
Everything else, he said, is on schedule, including the asbestos abatement in Carnegie Elementary.
Students return to school Aug. 28.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
Add Megan Guza to your Google+ circles.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- New digital media center debuts at Chartiers Valley
- Architect says South Fayette district is ready for next step in school expansion
- Carnegie library brings Broadway flair to fundraiser
- Fundraiser in Bridgeville to help family after liver transplant
- Carnegie looks to address borough’s flooding trouble spots
- Oyler: Vacation allows family bonding, exploration of new places
- South Fayette Giant Eagle open for business
- Bridgeville, South Fayette libraries look to replace director
- Town Talk: Carnegie family plans May 2015 wedding
- Family rolls into Bridgeville with ice-cream truck dream