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New Long Branch School Groundbreaking Set For Next Month

Construction will begin in next 30 days

 

Construction of the in Long Branch should begin next month, Long Branch School District Superintendent said.

"We will be breaking ground within 30 days," Salvatore said during Wednesday night's (Aug. 29) Long Branch Board of Education meeting. "It's something we are very excited about."

Salvatore said the exact date for the groundbreaking will be announced to the public as soon as it set.

The George L. Catrambone School will be located at the site of the Elberon Elementary School on Park Avenue. Elberon Elementary School was demolished in 2009.

The School Development Authority (SDA) issued a notice to proceed with the project to Terminal Construction Corp in June, but no construction could begin until a required constructibility review.

Long Branch School District Facility Manager Ann Degnan has said the purpose of the constructibility review is to "eliminate unforeseen change orders."

Degnan said construction should be completed within two years, and should help ease overcrowding concerns at the district's elementary schools.

"We are over capacity at all of our elementary schools," Degnan has said.

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