The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education on Nov. 12 approved additional construction work at the new Mint Hill high school. Costs of the work will not exceed $400,000.
The additional construction work is required to meet the North Carolina Department of Transportation requirements related to extending an existing road – Allen Station Drive – along the property line.
The extra work will also provide needed infrastructure, including storm water drainage, sidewalks and fire-line extensions. Additionally, it will provide one vehicular entrance to the campus. The second access point is still being planned.
The additional work will be funded by the 2007 bond referendum.
CMS has hired Balfour Beatty Construction to build the 99-classroom school in Mint Hill between Albemarle and Truelight Church roads and near I-485.
The two-story, 260,000-square-foot building will cost about $50 million. It was among 40 projects approved in the 2007 bond referendum. Construction began in June, and the school will open in August 2010.
The new Mint Hill high school will help relieve overcrowding at Independence and Butler high schools.