BHS demolition to take 6 months

Published: May. 22, 2023 at 4:30 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Demolition continues at the former Burlington High School.

Construction teams are almost done taking down building A, the first of six structures to be demolished on the campus. The campus was shuttered in the fall of 2020 due to the discovery of toxic PCBs.

“We are about 3/4 of the way done taking the building down. The rest should be down by the end of tomorrow, and then it’s quite a process to process the building so we can haul it offsite,” said Peter Morat, the project manager with EnviroVantage.

The demolition of the entire campus is expected to take around six months. Construction on the new high school on the same site is expected to begin in July and students are supposed to start school there in January 2026.

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