Landfill wait times slow due to demolition

Demolition of the old Cerro Gordo school complex will cause some delays at the county landfill for the next three weeks.
Demolition of the old Cerro Gordo school complex will cause some delays at the county landfill for the next three weeks.

Wait times at the county solid waste transfer station will be slow for several weeks, due to the demolition of a county school.

Crews are tearing down the former Cerro Gordo Elementary School, a press release from the county said Wednesday. Due to the large amounts of material being transported to the landfill, county officials anticipate significant delays for at least three weeks.

The new school should be open by the start of the 2022-23 school year. Repeated construction delays and rising materials costs have delayed the $16.5 million project.

The new campus will have 43 classrooms as well as specialized labs and other amenities. IT will house students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

The core structure of the old school was built in the 1920s.

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