December 22, 2014

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Construction underway on new Lorain High

Hammond Construction crews clear the area Thursday for the gym at the new Lorain High School, 2600 Ashland Ave. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Hammond Construction crews clear the area Thursday for the gym at the new Lorain High School, 2600 Ashland Ave. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Construction has begun on the new Lorain High School.

Crews began work April 30, said Dana Strizzi, senior project manager for Hammond Construction, the Canton-based construction manager for the $72 million project. Solon-based Precision Electric is doing grading and leveling work on the site for the 350,000-square-foot school on Ashland Avenue.

The work is being done where the 2,000-seat gymnasium will be built and will be followed by putting in a foundation and sewer lines, Strizzi said.

The school is scheduled to open for students in August 2016.

“It’s off to a good start,” he said.