The construction work for expansion at Green T. Lindon Elementary is slated to begin in the next few weeks.

The Lafayette Parish School Board has awarded $8.4 million to Rudick Construction Company.

The new construction will include new classroom wings that will have eight classrooms for each wing.

The expansion also will mean that a new, larger cafeteria and new administrative offices will be built.

The construction is needed at the school that has seen multiple portable buildings added to the campus over the past several years as more children have been moving into that area with their families.

The new construction will happen in phases so that school is not interrupted.