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Summer construction at Muscogee County Schools

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

Construction crews are hard at work in Muscogee County this summer renovating and building new schools. At least six projects are currently underway.

Muscogee County School District is using nearly $44 million from the capital fund and the 2009 Special Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, fund to pay for various projects.

Workers are preparing to lay the foundation at the new elementary school number seven. The school, which is being built on Benning Drive, is slated to have 47 classrooms and will replace and combine Muscogee and Cusseta Road Elementary schools. It's expected to cost $17,500,000.

Richards Middle School is getting 11 new classrooms. The new addition is nearly finished, but crews are still renovating the existing building, which will get a face-lift and more security cameras.

Two projects at Kinnett Stadium are to resurface the track, build a storage unit and install a drainage pipe so the field won't flood.

One renovation is going ahead despite some school board members' reservations. About $425,000 is being spent to enlarge a records storage room. Some argued existing facilities could be used, while others say the addition will be a savings in the long run.

Most of projects are on schedule to be completed early-to-mid August.

The new Aaron Cohen Middle School still has to go through a check-list process before it's deemed complete. Crews were moving in furniture Tuesday.

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