A section of the roof slated for repair at Northeastern High School is shown in this file photo in April.

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A section of the roof slated for repair at Northeastern High School is shown in this file photo in April.

NHS roof project phase nearly done

By Corinne Saunders

The Daily Advance

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Hampered by rain, the fourth phase of the roof replacement project at Northeastern High School will conclude this Friday, about a week and a half behind schedule.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools Superintendent Linwood Williams told the Board of Education last month that while contractors anticipated completing phase IV of the roof replacement by Aug. 25 — the start of the new school year — work instead would be completed on Friday, Sept. 5.

Work on the roof was scheduled to be done over the summer, so as not to disrupt the school year. The fifth phase of the project will take place next summer, according to Williams.

The already-completed first three phases of the project replaced 65,721 square feet of the school’s roof at a cost of $944,887. The fourth phase involved replacing 33,114 square feet of roof at a cost of $501,080.

The fifth and sixth phases of the project will involve replacing 22,317 and 15,440 square feet of roof, respectively. Bids have not yet gone out for either of those projects.

“The design process for phase V should begin within the next 45 days and will be followed by the bidding process,” Williams said in an email on Tuesday. “Work would be scheduled to be completed during summer 2015.”

The Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners provided $500,000 in funding this year for the school system to complete phase V of the project, Williams said.

The timeframe for completing the sixth and final phase of the roof project depends on the availability of funding, Williams said.