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Transit officials look forward to new offices
May 19, 2008
HIGH POINT - The city's new transit
operations center is going to make the staff very happy.
project, begun in mid-March, could be completed as early as the fall or early
winter, said Angela Wynes, assistant transit manager. The contractor, Brooks
General Contractors of Greensboro, has one year to finish it.
to be ecstatic that I don't have to share space with the copy machine, with the
printer," Wynes said. "Literally, people were in offices that were made from
what used to be closet space. It'll work out nicely for everybody."
staff currently works in a building adjacent to the operations center that's
being renovated and doubled in size to 4,000 square feet.
an additional 2,000 square feet of space - for a conference room, all new
offices," Wynes said. "We're upgrading the single-user restroom facilities to
multi-user restroom facilities and re-arranging the offices, so there's a lobby
area. A receptionist will be there to greet people."
While still ahead of
schedule, construction on the project has hit a snag.
"We're still way
ahead of the pace, but we're absolutely behind where we wanted to be at this
point," said Keith Pugh, city director of engineering services. "We ran into
very poor soil conditions on the site. We're having to do extra things to
stabilize the site. That is taking more time right now."
though, the site is a bona fide mess.
"The ground's tore up," Wynes said.
"The walls are knocked out, and the inside is gutted."
If the weather
cooperates by staying dry, Pugh said, the unexpectedly difficult sitework could
be finished soon enough to allow completion of the renovation project before
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