Mary Alice Reporting –

A block of roadway in Dennison is closed to allow for repair work at the Claymont Intermediate School.

As part of the project, the roof will be fixed, the I-beams over the windows will be replaced, along with brick work.

Operations Director Beth Lint explains that the building is tilting in at the top due to the roof asphalt contracting and pulling the wall.

They pull the roof back across the front, shore up the building in those areas, take the walls down to the top at the third-floor windows. They’ll bring the cranes in to set the beams, rebuild that back up, and then re-secure the roof.”

A whole roof replacement was previously approved at $400,000 and to repair brickwork and the I-beams, is estimated at $340,000.

Construction work is closing the 200 block of N. 3rd Street and it will remain closed until September.

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