Excitement Level is High for Dewey Sports Complex Project

January 12, 2018 5:35 am

Dewey Field Phase 1

The pieces are starting to fall into place for the Dewey Sports Complex improvement project at Perry High School.

Construction managers Larson Engineering have published the plans and requested bids for phase one of the project. Superintendent Clark Wicks says there’s a sense of anticipation around the District as they wait for the bids to come in. “It’s an exciting process, because this is when the contractors start to look at the possibility of coming to Perry. Or some of our Perry contractors coming to Dewey Field to start to enhance that area to not only help the school, the kids, but the community. So it’s coming down to the wire, and exciting times!”

The engineer’s estimate for phase one is listed at $1.2 million, with all four phases of the project costing approximately $3.5 million. Wicks is hopeful the bids will come back lower than anticipated, which could allow the school to include a new press box in phase one. The bids are due by February 6th, at which point Larson Engineering will host a public opening of the bids. The School Board will then review the bids at their February 12th meeting and award the contracts. Work is slated to begin on April 2nd, with deadlines for completion on August 10th for the entryway and August 17th for the bleachers.

If all goes according to plan, the complex will be ready by August 31st, in time for the first home football game of the season.

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