Renovation work continues at Southwest Athletic Complex, and Seattle Public Schools says it’s on track to be temporarily open for the June 21st high-school graduations between work phases. So far, district spokesperson Tom Redman tells WSB, the surface demolition of the existing track is complete, as is the new track’s base layer, with top-coat installation expected to have been finished by the end of the week. Here’s what’s next:
*Line painting is scheduled for the week of June 11th and the track will be complete on June 15th (minimal odor)
*Field turf replacement is scheduled to commence on June 25th
*Baseball infield will start June 25th, complete July 20th
*Softball infield will start June 28th, complete July 31st
*Utility Field will start August 1st, complete September 27th
*Project substantial completion October 3rd
Redman’s update also recapped what’s being done – “the resurfacing of the stadium track, new stadium synthetic turf field with cork infill, resurfacing of the baseball and softball infields, conversion of the overflow baseball infield to synthetic turf with cork infill, a new shotput cage, upgrade lights to the scoreboard, new high-jump mats, elevator upgrades, and new fence in security-problem areas.” Work on the $1.5 million project began in May.