The cost of building a new Lexington middle school is rising

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Courtesy photo: Fayette County Public Schools

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s Education Committee is waiting to take action on several next steps for the county’s newest middle school … including approving the award … which just rose more than $ 6.5 million.

The middle school on Polo Club Boulevard is projected to cost $ 47.2 million, an increase from the original estimate of $ 40.6 million.

The building would be approximately 140,479 square feet and serve 1,200 students.
The board of directors decided today to consider approving several items in two weeks’ time, including construction costs, a revised project application and design documents.

The middle school should be ready for occupancy in autumn 2023.


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