Phase 3 of construction now in effect; new photos of Schouler Court released.

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UPDATED Feb. 23: Preliminary sitework for rebuilding Arlington High School began in late February 2020, and a year later, the new Performing Arts and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics wings were opened.

Phase 2 is also complete; among its other features, the auditorium can accommodate half the student body, at 826 seats and is the second-largest auditorium in Arlington, after Town Hall, school officials say.

And Phase 3 has started and may be complete by the end of 2024.

General site activites have been the pre-excavation of the construction site, starting to drive pressure-injected footings and a material stockpile/ temporary construction lot for contractor storage and parking. The recent town reminder informed residents that Schouler Court is closed to public access. 

Construction hours initially were Monday through Friday. In addition, Saturday work returned Nov. 7, 2020, and is expected to be required for the foreseeable future. 

See the new school taking shape by reading the update and viewing the photos through Feb. 23 >>

To maintain the safety and health for workers and the community, the project will follow state advisories related to Covid-19, which are subject to change. The town is monitoring progress. 

Note: Construction updates are not the same as project eBulletins, which will continue to provide general project information on a bimonthly basis.

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This news announcement was first published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, and updated most recently on Feb. 23, 2024, based on information provided by the AHS Building Committee.