Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio applauded the news that the Schools Development Authority (SDA) has taken the next significant step towards the building of a new high school in the City of Trenton by awarding the $116 million design/build contract to Terminal Construction Corporation and stated that she wants to ensure that local subcontractors and construction workers are provided opportunities to participate in the project.
“The City of Trenton has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, and we can’t miss the chance to leverage this public investment to help those who need this work opportunity the most,” said Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon).
With the last remnants of the 84-year old Trenton Central High School demolished last month, the SDA announced yesterday that it has awarded the joint design/build contract to the Bergen County-based company and hopes to see construction start in December of this year.
The Assemblywoman plans to reach out to company officials, local governmental officials and labor leaders to ensure that a plan of action is put in place to encourage the hiring of local workers for this multi-year project.
“With all of the players on board and working towards the same goal we can ensure that this project not only provides new hope and opportunity for future generations of Trenton students, but also serves as a major economic stimulus for Trenton’s local economy,” stated Muoio.
The state expects the new school to be completed in time for the 2019 school year. In the meantime, Trenton Central students will be attending four satellite schools throughout the city.