$90 Million in State Repair Work Planned

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The Office of State Budget and Management has released a list of 191 state building repair projects for which the state will spend $90 million set aside by the General Assembly as a part of the state’s Repair and Renovation Fund.

The projects include dozens of repairs to the historic homes owned by the state and used as office space, north and east of the state government complex, totaling a few million dollars, reports the Carolinas AGC.

Big ticket repairs on the list include $2.6 million for lighting repairs throughout the state government complex in Raleigh, $1.8 million for roof replacement of the Administration Building, $1.4 million for bath house renovation at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach, $4.7 million for a new heating plant at O’Berry Center in Goldsboro, $2.3 million for a new steam plant at Umstead Hospital in Butner, $2.9 million for gymnasium renovations at the Western School of the Deaf in Morganton, $1.8 million for HVAC repair at the SBI crime lab.

Another $6.86 million has been set aside for a repair contingency fund to be administered by the Office of State Budget and Management. State Budget Director Art Pope, in a letter to legislative leaders, said the list was whittled down from state agency requests totaling $554.5 million for 545 projects. The list does not include University of North   Carolina system repair projects. Another $60 million was set aside for those repairs. Read More.