Campus Renovations

Pennsylvania High School to Undergo $17.4M Traffic Flow Upgrade

Hampton High School, located near Pittsburgh, Pa., will see a major redesign of its parking lots and surrounding access roads later this year. The goal of the construction project is to improve and streamline the flow of traffic for the safety of students, faculty, and the surrounding community.

The renovations have been in the works for several years, according to Superintendent Michael Loughead. Specific tasks include reconfiguring the school’s parking areas, adding a second entrance off of nearby Topnick Drive, two building additions, and upgrades to lighting and landscaping. The total cost of the project is estimated at $17.4 million.

“The bus, car and pedestrian traffic will be separated, and student dropoff will occur at a safe location,” said Chris Brown, senior architect with VEBH Architects. “Vehicle circulation will be clearer than the current arrangement, and the areas of failing paving and sidewalks will be replaced.”

The project is slated to take about 18 months and will be done in phases to minimize disruptions to campus proceedings. Construction on the building addition, which will house an upgraded media center, will begin by the end of the summer. Another new facility includes a 2,400-square-foot storage garage measuring 40 by 60 feet that will house lawn and maintenance equipment.

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