Track work is underway at Perryville High School.
Tuesday, May 6, county officials approved a $250,000 budget amendment which paved the way for work on the track which was deemed unfit for competition earlier in the season.
By Wednesday morning, May 7, workers from the contract company, American Tennis Courts, were on site surveying. Last Thursday, they were ripping up the old track and making way for new asphalt.
According to Perry Willis, Executive Director for Support Services for Cecil County Public Schools, the work got underway quickly because the county contracted with American Tennis Courts to do the work contingent of the approval of the budget amendment. "They were lined up to start as soon as the amendment was passed," said Willis.
The scope of work will include removing and repairing the base asphalt. That work is expected to be completed before graduation ceremonies in June. The stadium and track are used during the school's commencement exercises. After graduation, the rubberization process will be completed.