Water under GJHS may impact future building plans

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- D51 says water underneath Grand Junction High School could be a factor if voters approve a bond measure come November.

The district says the original building was built on top of ground water, and is the reason for some of the maintenance issues at the school, like structural cracks and floor movement.

If voters pass a bond measure for funding toward a new GJHS, officials say the new school building would be put where the track and sports fields are now.

D51 says the school's newer buildings are on deeper foundations and aren't impacted, but it’s still a concern.

"I think it was a problem that caused a lot of the damage, and problems to the original school building, and we've been dealing with some of those ever since. That building still sits on a shallow foundation so, when there are soil movements, we're still suffering from some of that,” said Director of Maintenance and Operations, Eric Nielson.

The bond measure will ask voters for nearly $180,000,000 in
November.



 
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