November 24, 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.


  • GreatRedeemer

    A school district taken over by the State and run by an Academic Distress commission. Yet, its shovel ready, the irony.

  • footballer

    another stupid comment from the almighty greatredeemer

  • golfingirl

    I look forward to the dramatic increase in academic performance and graduation rates this new building alone will produce in Lorain.

    Now, if only bricks, mortar and steel could teach, maybe it would make sense.

    When will the taxpayers realize throwing more money at the schools is not the solution?

    History keeps repeating itself over and over again. Taxpayers continue to turn a blind eye to it.

  • Tom

    Hope the building of the school is managed better than Jaeger road…