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Board OKs $8.8 million worth of work

Two local contractors were awarded contracts Tuesday night for Pueblo County District 70 bond projects at four schools.

The board approved the contract for just a little under $3.9 million to H.W. Houston Construction Co. for work at Prairie Winds Elementary and Skyview Middle schools.

Ryan Elarton, director of business services, said the bid was $205,000 below the district’s projected cost.

The projects at Prairie Winds include adding a secure front entrance, adding seven new classrooms, relocating the playground and driveway and installing security fences.

At Skyview, the work will include a secured front entrance, classroom addition and secured fencing.

The second contract the board awarded was to Arc Valley Construction for a little more than $4.9 million for projects at Liberty Point Elementary and Liberty Point International Middle schools.

Elarton said the contract came about $138,000 under budget.

The work at Liberty Point Elementary consists of adding a secured entrance, construction of 10 new classrooms and renovation of the existing restrooms.

Liberty Point International’s projects include a new secured entrance, six new classrooms and renovation of existing restrooms.

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