Cost to build new Lexington middle school increasing

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s Board of Education is waiting to take action on several next steps for the county’s newest middle school, including approving the price which just went up more than $6.5 million.

The middle school on Polo Club Boulevard is projected to cost $47.2 million, an increase from the original estimate of $40.6 million.

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The building would be around 140,479 square feet and would serve 1,200 students.
The board decided Monday it will consider approving several items including the construction cost, a revised project application, and design documents in two weeks.

The middle school is expected to be ready in fall of 2023.