Wilbur H. Palmer Career and Technical Education Center Breaks Ground!

HUDSON — A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday night marked the official start of construction and renovation efforts for a new and improved career and technical education school at Alvirne High School in Hudson.

Alvirne Principal Steven Beals said construction crews are installing the necessary underground drainage, water and sewer systems for the 38,000 square feet of new construction that began Wednesday.

The new construction represents the first of four phases, with the latter three focusing on 47,000 square feet of interior renovations, Beals said. Phase Two begins in September and will overlap the first phase.

About 8,000 square feet of classrooms and greenhouses will also be demolished.

The project is expected to cost about $25 million. Beals said the newly constructed space could be occupied by late May 2020.

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