Northeast State awards bid for Phase I of JC construction project

Northeast State Community College has announced that Armstrong Construction of Kingsport was awarded the bid for Phase 1 of the College’s Johnson City teaching site construction project.

The company is expected to begin work in two to three weeks and the project will involve demolition and external improvements.  The work is expected to take about two to three months.

Northeast State at Johnson City
Northeast State at Johnson City

In addition, College officials said Shaw & Shanks, a Johnson City-based company, is completing design work for Phase 2 of the project, which will involve the installation of a new HVAC system.  Bids for the project should be issued in four to six weeks.  It’s estimated the HVAC installation should take about two months to complete.

The College expects to issues bids for Phase 3 – classroom construction and renovation of offices – near the completion of Phase 2.

College officials estimate it will take six to eight months to complete these projects and are looking at fall 2014 as a start date for classes. The building is located at 101 E. Market St.

The building’s exterior has been pressure-washed, cleaned, and painted with a 3-color scheme.  A digital sign near the intersection of Buffalo and Market streets has been installed and is operational. In addition, the Buffalo Street sidewalk has been refurbished with new planters and lamp posts.