Plainville High School Turf Project Proceeding As Planned
The project to install two synthetic turf fields at Plainville High School continues moving along as planned, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching. The project is being overseen by the Community Turf Committee, a large representative group of Plainville residents, school administration and Town staff members. The Committee meets regularly each month to discuss the project status and make final decisions.
By the end of October, the preparation work on the high school's stadium field will be complete and it is anticipated that the company providing the actual synthetic turf, SPRINTURF, will begin the installation process. The construction firm hired to complete the preparation work, LaRosa Earth Works, has kept the project on track and on time thus far. LaRosa has recently begun excavating and preparing the softball/practice field. The timeline for the synthetic turf installation calls for the stadium field to be ready for use by mid-November and the softball/practice field in early December. If plans continue to proceed as expected, the school administration hopes to be able to play this year's Thanksgiving Day football game on the new field.
The project recently faced a slight weather related issue with regard to the resurfacing of the running track around the field, which is also part of the overall project. Due to the nature of the material that will cover the track, very specific weather conditions are needed for an extended period of time to allow for the application of the covering. Last week the Turf Committee discussed this issue and has made the decision to hold that portion of the project until next spring, when weather conditions will be better suited to the track resurfacing.
"Our primary concern is the quality of the final product," said Superintendent Kitching. "The Turf Committee continues to lead the turf project successfully, and we are pleased with the progress to date. While it is unfortunate that the track resurfacing portion of the project will be delayed, it is more important to be certain the installation goes well and the track lasts, than rushing to finish this fall."
-Posted on October 16, 2015 at 11:42 AM
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