Peabody Stadium Nears Completion
Source: Santa Barbara Unified School District
The stadium project at Santa Barbara High School is nearing completion. By working together with the contractor, we feel that significant progress is being made. We have authorized overtime on Saturdays for critical path work, and approved an accelerant for the tile mortar bed that will cut cure time from twenty-five days to five.
Drainage systems, retaining walls, grandstand seating, and stadium lighting have all been completed. Base material for the asphalt sub surface below the track is being completed this week, and we expect the asphalt to be placed within the next two weeks.
During the twenty-eight days required for the asphalt to cure, the artificial turf field will be installed. Also continuing during this time will be completion of the restrooms, exterior plaster, fire sprinklers and fire alarm system, and emergency notification system. The state inspection of the elevator is scheduled for the end of January. Landscaping will also continue during this time. The new track surface will be installed as one of the last components to avoid damage from construction vehicles.
The most recent schedule we received indicates substantial completion by February 20, and a project completion date in mid to late April. Barring weather delays, there is potential for it to be completed sooner.