Acadiana, Carencro, and Comeaux High will be getting a brand new look just in time for football season, after the Lafayette Parish School Board approved a bid Wednesday that will allow for each school to receive brand new, all-weather running tracks.

The Lafayette Parish School Board awarded the low bid for tracks to JC Construction in a 9-0 vote.

Construction is slated to cost $3.39 million with an additional $500,000 for designing, engineers fees, and other miscellaneous needs.

This is according to the Lafayette Parish School System facilities and planning director Kyle Bordelon.

The Advocate reports that the project will replace the schools' existing 400-yard, six-lane cinder tracks with 400-meter, eight-lane tracks made of a limestone base, asphalt topping, and final layer of rubber polyurethane surface.

The tracks will also include long jump, pole vaulting, shot put, and other courses.

Construction on the project is expected to begin in early February with a targeted completion date on July 31.


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