Several Dare County public sector capital/construction projects moving forward

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Rendering of the new Dare County Animal Shelter

Current major public sector construction projects in Dare County started in this or past fiscal years are proceeding, the Coastline Times reports.

Among the projects, construction is scheduled to start on the county’s new animal shelter on April 13. The shelter will be located adjacent to the county’s Emergency Operations Center and across from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

A pre-bid meeting with a “unique virtual walk-through of the Health and Human Services building” will be held April 16.  The bid date for subtrades on the addition and renovation project  is May 5.

A.R. Chesson Construction and Dare County will evaluate the bids and send recommendations to the county’s Board of Commissioners on May 18,” the local publication reported. “Mobilization is expected to start May 27. Building the new addition, which is expected to take six months, is the first part of the project.”

Meanwhile, the new College of The Albemarle campus building is in the design phase. A floorplan has been set, permitting the architects at Boomerang Design to move forward.

Entries in the county’s improvement plan include the projects considered capital improvements by the county’s Board of Education.

Among Dare County Schools projects with a $1,465,000 budget, there are plans for a cooling tower replacement at Nags Head Elementary, replacing the low slope roof replacement at Manteo High School, flooring at Cape Hatteras Secondary, at the district level HVAC controls and software upgrades and playground equipment.

Also planned for 2021 are a public works facility study ($75,000), EMS facilities improvements ($100,000) and replacing scales at Buxton transfer station ($126,000), according to the report.

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