Bids to build the new Lexington Elementary School opened Wednesday afternoon, according to Kelso School District officials.
Bidding through FORMA Construction in Tumwater opened at 2 p.m. Subcontractors can now submit a bid to build the school, which is expected to be a roughly 105,000-square-foot, three-story building that will hold about 900 students. It will be built on a 9-acre lot where Boardwalk and Wyatt Drive intersect.
This third stage of bidding includes masonry work, roofing, painting, landscaping and irrigation and paving, according to FORMA bidding documents.
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District spokeswoman Michele Larsen said the district will consider the bids over the next few weeks before making a decision in late October.
The new school will replace Catlin and Beacon Hill elementary schools, and is expected to be completed by 2021. The project is part of the $96.6 million capital bond Kelso voters passed in 2018.