Work Starts Early On Rockville High School Artificial Turf Field

VERNON, CT – Work on a new artificial turf field at Rockville High School began early.

The turf field is to replace the natural turf playing area in the RHS stadium. A new athletics surface will also be installed.

Work wasn’t scheduled to start until June 1, but since the final event on the field was a track meet on Wednesday, crews began cultivating and grading the field on Thursday, said Jeff Farrell, RHS director of sport.

The field should be ready by June 1, according to Joseph Macary, superintendent of Vernon Schools.

The total cost of the complex is $ 1,549,171 and the bills would be paid in two parts. Purcaro said a total of $ 1,129,462 would be withdrawn from the one-time equity fund for education for a Field Turf surface and maintenance plan.

The remaining balance – $ 419,709 for a new track and field surface – will come from the general fund.
The aging track complex is overdue for surface renewal, Macary said.

The issues were approved at a city meeting.

Macary said the man-made surface would add 30 to 35 days to the complex due to less drainage and weather-related issues.

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