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A wrecking crew from Advance Demolition started tearing down the classroom wing of Lake Roosevelt High School Tuesday. The work will take all this week. The following week, the crew will tear out the concrete work. - Roger S. Lucas photo

Demolition of the classroom wing of Lake Roosevelt High School started Monday.

Walker Construction, which has the overall contract, expects the demolition to be completed by the end of this week.

A subcontractor from Moses Lake, Advance Demolition, after completion of the demolition, will take out the concrete foundation and provide some 8 feet of fill, raising the area where the classroom wing was located to match the elevation of the new construction area.

Most debris from the demolition will be recycled, officials stated, about 90 percent of materials. The wood is being ground up, and the concrete will be ground for fill.

Cost of the demolition work and the removal of materials was estimated by officials at $304,570.

The classroom wing connects to the school's administration area. This area will remain, along with the old gym, and get a new facelift to match the roof and siding of the new K-12 building.

It is the second school to be demolished on the overall site, Wright Elementary being the first, which started the K-12 project over a year ago.

The new school will open Sept. 15, for students.

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