January Construction Updates

Posted January 7, 2020

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

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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!

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

Original Prairie Lane Bricks Available

Posted October 16, 2019

Bricks from the original Prairie Lane Elementary School will be available to the public Monday, October 28 – Monday, November 4. A pile of bricks will be set up by the gate on the Hascall side of the school site at 11444 Hascall St. These are available on a first come, first served basis. We ask that each person only take one brick to ensure as many as possible for Prairie Lane alumni, neighbors, students and staff members.

Prairie Lane demolition and construction, October 9, 2019

The school is under construction as part of an extensive renovation and rebuilding process. The new Prairie Lane Elementary is slated to open to students in 2021. Click here for more information.

Demolition Underway At Prairie Lane

Posted October 1, 2019

Demolition at Prairie Lane Elementary continues; crews began tearing down parts of the building within the last two weeks. Photos of the progress are included below.

As noted in the new Design Development Plan, a majority of the building will be razed and replaced. Approximately 30% of the original school will be renovated.

Demolition of the existing building will be complete by the end of October. Construction documents will be issued for permitting and bidding the week of October 6, 2019.

A fence is now up around the construction area. Please note: the playground at Prairie Lane has been fenced off as well, as it is too close to demolition for children to play there safely.

Crews continue to tentatively plan on the new Prairie Lane opening to students in 2021.

Prairie Lane Construction Update, September 2019

As of September 9, 2019 abatement work is complete and project leaders have received final inspections. Fencing is currently being installed at the site, and openings are being secured in the portion of the building that will remain. Demolition will begin on the south side of the building later this month after project leaders receive necessary permits.

Westside has contracted with Armored Knights to provide monitoring services at the site from 8:00pm to 4:00am nightly. This security team will monitor the perimeter of the building and grounds.

Officials will also be monitoring bus pickup for Westside Middle School students at the site. If you or your students have problems or concerns, please reach out to Student Services at 402-390-2107.

For the latest Design Development Plan at Prairie Lane Elementary School, click here.