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NU to resurface track this summer

The all-weather track at Nevada Union High School will be resurfaced this summer after nearly 20 years of wear and tear.

The Nevada Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees at its April 8 meeting unanimously approved a contract with Beynon Sports Surfaces for the project, which is estimated to cost the district $200,000.

The track hasn’t been resurfaced since it was installed in 1997, said Karen Suenram, the district’s assistant superintendent of business and facilities.



She said that the track isn’t showing visible signs of wear, but the district elected to take on the project now to prevent the track from deteriorating and forcing the district to undertake more costly repairs in the future.

“We wanted to preserve the integrity of the track,” Suenram said.




Paul Palmer, the district’s operations manager, said workers from Beynon Sports Surfaces will level out the track and then put down a new layer designed to absorb wear. Suenram said the district will work with the company to pinpoint a firm timeline to complete the work.

The track resurfacing was one of seven district facilities projects unanimously approved by the board of trustees at its March 11 meeting; of those projects, the track resurfacing carries the highest price tag. The district will spend an estimated total of $380,000 on four other projects at Nevada Union, including replacing the school’s gutters and re-doing the library’s flooring.

The district will spend an estimated $50,000 on two maintenance projects at Bear River — repairing and upgrading the gym’s bleachers and remodeling the resource classrooms in the school’s B-wing.

Suenram said the district decides which projects to pursue by prioritizing safety-related projects first, followed by projects that help preserve the integrity of an existing facility to prevent more costly repairs or damage to nearby structures in the future.

To contact Staff Writer Emily Lavin, email elavin@theunion.com or call 530-477-4230.


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