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Site Update

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Site Update

This week SMMA showed the latest refinement to the site plan. Some items of interest:

  • To meet public safety requirements, there will be a new access road around the northern and western perimeter of the school (the back of the school). Most of the road will be 8’ wide, with two exceptions: 1) the section that will service the new kitchen and loading dock; and 2) the driveway from the Smith parking lot to the CASE classrooms.
  • The “green playground” will be shifted slightly, and new equipment will be installed. The swings that are currently behind the Smith school will be relocated to the other side of the emergency access road.
  • There will be a new basketball court at the middle school end of the building.
  • A new bike/pedestrian path will connect the current sidewalk to the entrance near the Kindergarten, allowing students to access the entrance without crossing traffic.
  • A bike path will go around the parking lot and lead to Codman Pool.
  • There will be a new connection between the Auditorium and the Reed Gym. See the detail below:

See more…

More Info…

  • Next meeting is August 28th, 7pm, Hartwell multipurpose room.
  • 8/14 meeting slides are here.
  • Latest budget report is here.
  • Click here for the updated project schedule.
  • Latest logistics letter from Superintendent McFall.

Progress – Inside and Out

During the past week, exploratory work went on inside the school. This was done to get a precise understanding of the infrastructure hidden in the ceilings. How does this help? The photo of the Consigli worker on the ladder is taken at the spot in the building that will become the dividing line between Phase 1 (Brooks) and Phase 2 (Smith) of the project. The construction team will have to ensure that one half of the building is operational for faculty and students while the other half is under construction. NOTE: All ceilings will be re-installed this coming week.

Outside, J&J Construction has been hard at work pouring the footings for the temporary classrooms. J&J, which has built both the Hanscom Primary and Middle schools, was retained by Consigli to both prepare the site and move the temporary units from Hanscom to the Lincoln School. The move will happen in stages during the month of September.

Just for fun...

a) How many units will be put together to create the temporary school?

b) How many footings are being poured?

c) What does this sign mean?

Click here for the answers and to see more photos of the site!

REMEMBER: SBC meeting this Wednesday, August 14th, 7pm, Hartwell multipurpose room. The meeting will feature site plan and floor plan updates and a construction update.

Looking Ahead: July 29 – August 9


A Note from Becky McFall, Superintendent…

Dear Lincoln School Families, Staff, and Community Members,

The Lincoln School Building Project is underway on the Ballfield Road campus. Our team of architects (SMMA) and our construction team (Consigli) meet with us on a regular basis to discuss the schedule and process for carrying out the renovation and construction of the Lincoln School. This communication provides updates on what will occur in the weeks ahead and is intended to inform you of any impacts you should be aware of in planning your visits to the Ballfield Road campus. The Look Ahead Schedule for the work taking place July 29th through August 9th is provided below. Additional information can be found on the School Building Committee website,

If you have any questions, please reach out to the following contacts:
Becky McFall, Superintendent of Schools
Shane Nolan, Owners Project Manager, Daedalus Projects Inc.
Buck Creel, Administrator for Business and Finance
Michael Haines, Facilities Manager

All the best,
Becky McFall

What to expect July 29 through August 9:
July 29 – August 9

  • After further analysis, soil stripped from the center field will be located off site during the building of the modular classrooms. This is a cost savings for the project and results in less disruption to the site in this phase of the project.
  • Stripped soil will be removed from the site by truck
  • NEW: Trucks will be travelling on and off of the campus transporting the soil removed from the center field site of the temporary modular building.
  • NEW: Within the fenced off construction zone, the foundation for the modular building will be prepared. The foundation will include piers and a stone pad.
  • NEW: Excavation will begin to prepare for utilities and laying the foundation for the modular classroom building.
  • NEW: Within the Lincoln School, sections of the ceiling will be removed for exploratory purposes. All ceilings will be re-installed once exploratory activities are completed and will pose no safety concerns to staff and students in the building.
  • CONTINUING: Parking spaces adjacent to the center field in front of the Brooks entrance will not be available for use.
  • CONTINUING: There may be minor traffic delays when trucks are delivering materials.
  • CONTINUING: The northern half of the center field will not be available for use until the end of the project in the fall of 2022.
  • The Codman Pool and the Brooks parking lot will be open for regular operation.
  • The Recreation Summer Camp will be in full operation.
  • The Lincoln Public Schools Central Offices and Facilities Office will be open for regular business (Monday – Thursday).
  • The Lincoln School main offices will be open for summer hours: 8:30am – 12:00pm, Monday – Thursday.  

A Further Look Ahead:

  • The northern half of the center field will be occupied by the temporary modular classrooms and will not be available for use until the end of the project in the fall of 2022.
  • Modular classrooms will be installed on the center field during the month of September.
  • All students will remain in their current buildings for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
  • No major disruptions to drop-off and pick-up traffic are anticipated during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Construction traffic will not be allowed during peak traffic times.

Something’s Happening Here…

Last week, Consigli began site preparations for the “Enabling Phase” of the school project: The northern portion of the center field (future location of the temporary classrooms) was fenced off; screens were installed in the drainage grates to filter out construction debris, and; protective materials were placed around wetlands areas. Stay tuned!

Reminder: Next SBC meeting is on August 14th.

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