Renovation work at 8 Grapevine-Colleyville ISD schools slated to begin soon


Construction will soon begin on eight Grapevine-Colleyville ISD schools.

GCISD Superintendent Robin Ryan explained the district is preparing to move into the third phase of its $249 million bond program. He said construction on these projects is expected to begin this summer.

The board of trustees approved guaranteed maximum prices for renovations to the district’s schools April 8 in three different packages. Lee Lewis Construction received subcontractor bids for projects involved in these schools and assembled a guaranteed maximum price. This is the maximum amount Lee Lewis Construction will receive for this construction package for the work and items specified in the project manual and plans, according to meeting documents.

The first package included Grapevine High School and O.C. Taylor Elementary School, and the board approved $7.73 million for renovations to these two schools.

The second package included Glenhope Elementary, Grapevine Elementary and Silver Lake Elementary schools. Glenhope had an additional scope of work that included addressing increased moisture levels in the building addition constructed in 1999. The approved price was $7.81 million for renovations, which includes $253,276 from the 2011 bond surplus to address the moisture at Glenhope.

The last package included Colleyville Middle School, Cross Timbers Middle School and Dove Elementary School. The guaranteed maximum price for their renovations was approved at $5.78 million.

Chief Operations Officer Paula Barbaroux said now that the guaranteed maximum prices are set, the next steps will be to contract the projects out to the subcontractors and set the projects in motion as quickly as possible.

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Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.
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