PARIS — Work is wrapping up on several building projects in School Administrative District 17.

Voters in the eight district towns approved a $1.25 million bond in June to replace or repair school roofs, replace bleachers, improve parking spaces, rebuild a basketball court and resurface tennis courts. 

The bond included $516,250 to replace or repair roofs on Guy E. Rowe Elementary School in Norway, Harrison and Oxford elementary schools, Oxford Hills Middle School in Paris, Waterford Elementary School, Legion Memorial School in West Paris, Oxford Annex and Rowe Annex in Norway.

Bids came in slightly lower for many projects.

“I really think things went very smoothly,” said SAD 17 Facilities Director Nelson Baillargeon.

Baillargeon said the Waterford Elementary School roof job began Oct. 27 by the Hahnel Bros. Co. of Lewiston. The roof’s seams and curbs are being restored. The 20-year-old roof has had a few minor leaks, but school officials have been advised to restore some parts of it.

It’s the last of all the roof work in the district to be completed, Baillargeon said.

Work also began recently to replace the visitors’ bleachers at the Don Gouin Athletic Complex football field in Norway. Replacement of the home-side bleachers will be done soon. That project is estimated to cost about $310,000.

At Agnes Gray School, a bus loop has been completed and work has shifted to the parking area. The basketball court has been rebuilt behind the bus loop.

Tennis courts at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in Paris have been resurfaced.

The only project left is the high school track, which will wait until next spring, Baillageron said. The high jump will be replaced then.

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