Lynchburg, VA - Construction costs for a new Heritage High school came in well under initial estimates.
Many Lynchburg city officials were elated over Wednesday's news. When bids came in Wednesday afternoon, the lowest, was more than $3.5 million less than initially expected.
Barton Malow Construction of Charlottesville bid for the project at $63.4 million. Architects estimated construction would cost around $67 million.
Construction is just one aspect of the total project though. Other costs include architect fees, furniture and fixtures, as well as a contingency.
"When you add all that together, we're still looking in the range of probably now a total project cost between $75-$80 million, and we'd kind of been working with an $80 million dollar figure" said Kimball Payne, Lynchburg's City Manager.
The bid still requires approval from the city school board.
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