The Johnston County Board of Education has awarded a bid to construct a new classroom wing at Corinth Holders High School.
Wimco Corporation was the low bidder for the project at $5,822,000 or a cost of $153 per square foot. Other bidders included Muter Construction at $5,855,000; Farrior & Sons Inc. Construction $5,990,000; and American South General Contractors Inc. at $6,145,000.
The 24 classroom wing will include 18 general classrooms, 4 science classrooms and 2 computer labs.
Currently, 23 mobile classrooms are in use at Corinth Holders High. School Board Chairman Mike Wooten said he was excited students can be moved from the mobile units to safer facilities once construction of the new wing is completed. The board voted 7-to-0 to award the contract.
A separate contract of $92,924.95 was awarded to North Carolina Sound for technology construction in the new addition.
Work on the project can begin as early as May 1, 2019. The contract requires the addition to be completed no later than May 1, 2020.