The construction site of the $4.2 million transportation facility for the Copperas Cove Independent School District is bustling with activity.
Workers from Mitchell Construction and other contractors have been working since September, using all manner of heavy equipment to create a complex which will hold 120 school buses, a repair shop with five bays, a fueling station, and a building with offices and a 1,900 square-foot training room.
Construction crews are currently concentrating on preparing the detention pond at the front of the property on Summers Road. They are moving a lot of dirt and have already installed more than 600 feet of PVC piping for the office space plumbing requirements.
Concrete is being poured on Tuesdays and Fridays, with an average of 80 concrete trucks providing 800 yards of concrete to the site each week.
Walls will begin to appear on the office portion of the facility in early March. The buses should be able to move into their new space in June, Cove ISD’s Deputy Superintendent Rick Kirkpatrick said.