CNCC breaks ground Monday


If you go

What: CNCC Groundbreaking Ceremony

When: Noon Monday

Where: County Road 7 and Ninth Street on the north bypass

— On Monday, Moffat County residents will see the first visible progress on the new Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Craig.

College officials and Anson Excavating & Pipe will break ground at noon Monday on the construction project, which will add a residence hall and a career and technical education building to the CNCC campus, according to Craig Campus Dean Gene Bilodeau.

The groundbreaking will signal the start of rough grading work. This first project mainly will involve "earth moving" and trench digging for plumbing and sewage lines, Bilodeau said Friday. The contract for the nearly $1 million project was awarded to the low bidder, Anson Excavating & Pipe of Craig, which bid $964,913.83. Earlier cost estimates for the project were $1.2 million.

There were five other companies that submitted bids after each interested company participated in an an on-site walk through.

The rough grading is scheduled to begin next week and finish up by Dec. 1, depending on the weather. This will be the only construction work on the project in 2008, with others on the campus starting in the spring.

"In the spring is when (people will) be able to see construction of the residence hall and the career and technical building," Bilodeau said.

The public is invited to watch the groundbreaking ceremony Monday, which will feature the college's Board of Control members and representatives from community groups that are active in CNCC programs and activities.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.