New school to open by September 2014
© Darrell Cole - The Amherst News
Crews from Inch & Beale Construction remove debris from the former Lions Cecil Small Ballpark on Cornwall Avenue in preparation for construction of the new West Highlands Elementary School.
AMHERST – Things look much different where the province is building a new elementary school on Hickman Street.
Crews from Inch & Beale Construction have been busy doing site work in preparation for the new West Highlands and construction is expected to begin sometime later this year.
The school, first announced in December 2010, is expected to be open for classes in September 2014.
Premier Darrell Dexter was in Amherst in July to participate in a sod-turning ceremony at the former Lions Park facility on Hickman Street. Both the park facility and the former Lion Cecil Small Ballpark have been cleared in preparation for the $11.1-million school that will replace the century-old West Highlands Elementary.
Cornwall Avenue has been closed to through traffic and will eventually be converted into two separate streets with the school in between.