Part of the infrastructure improvement work being done this summer at Park Avenue School in Danbury is wrapping up. The parking lot is being reconfigured and the drop-off turn around are being reworked. That portion of the project will be done when classes start next week. Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola says most of the addition work is taking place in the back of the school so the look of the building won't be changing too much.
One Council member was concerned that there would be a wall of classrooms blocking the view of the two-schoolhouse and prairie center design. The two-story addition at Park Avenue will have 12 new classrooms, a storage room and a media center.
Iadarola says at each school they try to separate bus traffic from parents dropping off or picking up children. He says the contractor has kept a very an aggressive schedule--working 10 to 12 hour days, 7 days a week.