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Back to “Ground Zero” for Charles City Track Resurfacing

It’s back to “ground zero” for the resurfacing of the track surrounding the Charles City High School football field.

What started in late June and was expected to wrap up by mid-August has been halted altogether. School District Director of Operations Jerry Mitchell informed the school board Monday (07.19) night that while prepping the track for a new overlay, it was discovered the track had been resurfaced so many times, another layer would only be an inadequate solution. Mitchell says project coordinator, Woodruff Construction, will have to go back to square one.

Resurfacing the track was projected to cost about $270,000, but replacing the track could add upwards of another $200,000. Still, Mitchell says there are some silver linings.

Mitchell says other new state track requirements would also be addressed by the replacement project and would enable the Comets to host larger meets like district competitions.  However, due to the revised nature of the project,  track replacement will have to be put on hold until after the track season next spring.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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