June Construction Updates

Posted June 4, 2020

We are excited to share that work at Prairie Lane continues to move along well! Exterior wall framing is nearly complete for the new portion of the building. Wall insulation, interior wall framing and rough-in will start in the next few weeks. The interior concrete slab on grade for the classroom portion of the building is complete.

Next: brick and roofing for the new addition will begin this month and continue throughout the summer.  The gym concrete block exterior walls will be complete this week with interior concrete slab on grade and roof steel being installed in mid-June.

Thank you as always for your continued engagement and support!

Westside Community Schools

May Construction Updates

We have great news to report from the home of the future Prairie Lane Elementary! Crews have been hard at work without disruption, as it is easier to maintain social distancing guidelines on most job sites.

The steel frame for most of the building is nearly complete, and the last portion of the building frame to be constructed is the new gym on the northeast side of the site. The masonry walls and steel roof should be completed in early June. Exterior wall framing and roofing work will begin in the coming weeks. Plumbing, HVAC and electrical rough-in work, along with concrete slab on grade, are the next activities inside the building footprint. Work to construct the area at Hascall St. will begin in late May and run through June.

Thank you all for your engagement and support as we continue our work on this exciting project!

January Construction Updates

Posted January 7, 2020

Thanks to good winter weather, we continue to make progress at the new Prairie Lane Elementary!


Vrana has begun grading at the site in preparation to begin installation of the foundations and geopiers (stabilized earth) below the gym. Crew members are also starting work on the new storm shelter additions.

We have received a few questions regarding the trees inside the construction zone. Each will be evaluated for tree health and safety to determine whether they will be kept or cleared.

Thank you for your continued support of Prairie Lane, and District 66!

Foundation Work Planned for Prairie Lane

Posted December 3, 2019

We are making great progress on the NEW Prairie Lane Elementary!

Vrana has received subcontractor bids for the project and is now finalizing procurement. You will start to see foundations in January dependant on weather conditions. We anticipate delivery of structural steel framing in March of 2020.

Thank you all for your continued support! 2020 will be an exciting year for our Prairie Lane community!

Westside Community Schools

UPDATE: Demolition continues at Prairie Lane

Posted November 13, 2019

Construction is moving along at the new Prairie Lane! Above ground demolition is now complete. Foundation work and site demolition is still in progress.

Construction drawings are being reviewed by the City for permitting. In addition, Vrana anticipates receiving subcontractor bids in the coming weeks and should have the subcontractor buyout complete by late-November.

To receive email updates about construction at the site of the new Prairie Lane Elementary School, please email paul.brandi@westside66.net