Remaining projects from the 2018 bond program for the Dripping Springs Independent School district are moving ahead.
The latest of the projects includes the expansion/renovation of the Transportation Center, construction of new Walnut Springs Elementary, renovations to Dripping Springs Middle School, construction of new elementary school on Darden Hill Road, and conversion of the old WSE campus to an Administration Building.
The Transportation Center project, which included expansion of shop and renovations to office and meeting space, is approximately 70 percent complete and substantial completion is expected at the end of January. Current work includes interior finishes, windows, paint, tile, and lighting.
The new Walnut Springs Elementary is being constructed on the Peabody Place side of the Dripping Springs Middle School campus. The school is approximately 30 percent complete and current work includes the continued pouring of concrete tilt walls in various parts of the building, as well as structural steel work. The site and utility work is mostly complete.
An agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is being worked on for a traffic light at Tiger Lane and U.S. Highway 290.
While most of the renovations at DSMS are scheduled for summer, the main electrical service including switch gear will be replaced over winter break.
For Elementary #5, foundations and tilt walls are complete, and structural steel and roof decking is being finished. Current work includes interior metal stud walls, AC ductwork, and electrical/plumbing/mechanical rough-in work.
Both elementary projects are on schedule and on budget.
The architect is beginning the programming and design phase of the project to convert the current Walnut Springs Elementary into a new Administration Building once the campus is vacated.
The Bond Advisory Committee presented its semi-annual report to the DSISD Board of Trustees on Dec. 14. Additional information is available on the 2018 Bond web page.