Cotton Creek expansion project ready to take flight

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

Steel work to start in April

April will be a big month for the expansion project at Cotton Creek Elementary in Westminster.

After months of foundation and plumbing work - mostly obscured to general observers by the green fence wrap lining the site, the steel structure for the 14,000-square foot expansion will begin to emerge this month.

March was spent putting the final touches on foundation work including the pouring of final foundation walls and the completion of underground plumbing. Contractors also spent the latter part of the week of Spring Break cutting into nearby Vrain Street to connect the new classroom wing to a nearby water line. With foundation work wrapped up, the focus will now turn to steel work. The erection of steel beams is expected to take several weeks. Once that work is finished, construction workers can pour concrete decks for the two-floor structure and begin to enclose the expansion. 

Cotton Creek Elementary will add eight classrooms with the expansion. The expansion will allow the school to move students out of modular classrooms. The school will also receive substantial improvements to the existing building. It is scheduled to be completed for the start of the 2018-19 school year. JHL Constructors is the contractor for the project.