Field Update: August 19, 2016

The construction of the new turf field at Somerset Elementary is currently underway. It has been a busy couple of days, and the following milestones have been reached:

Somerset Field August 18– Stone bed top dressed and ready for fabric;
– Fencing complete and field secure;
– Soft play areas top dressed and ready for use; and
– Limits of Disturbance stabilized and mulched.

The fabric delivery and installation is expected to start next week. If all goes smoothly over the next few weeks, the field should be ready for use when the kids return from the Labor Day holiday on September 6th.   Ground cover and tree planting will follow later during more optimal planting conditions in late October/early November.

For more information on the general construction process, you can visit the Fieldturf website:

http://www.fieldturf.com/en/artificial-turf/construction-and-installation

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email somersetfield2016@gmail.com. This email will be monitored by the Somerset Foundation and the PTA. We will answer questions as quickly as possible.

Field Update: August 12th, 2016

Field Aug 12The construction of the new turf field at Somerset Elementary is currently underway. Despite the heat, construction has proceeded according to schedule this week as the contractors build the base of our turf field. The concrete perimeter that was being poured last week is now complete and looks great. They have removed the existing layer of topsoil and are spreading layers of sand and coarse gravel that will provide drainage. Next week they will install layers of smaller stone over the sand and gravel layers. Our turf carpet is in the queue for production at FieldTurf’s manufacturing facility in Georgia next week. Bulldozer Field Aug 12

For more information on the general construction process, you can visit their website:

http://www.fieldturf.com/en/artificial-turf/construction-and-installation

As construction will still be in progress at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, please see below for information on drop-off procedures, etc. If all goes smoothly, the construction will only impact the first few weeks of school. And then we will have our brand new field!

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email somersetfield2016@gmail.com. This email will be monitored by the Somerset Foundation and the PTA. We will answer questions as quickly as possible.

Field Update: August 8, 2016

The construction of the new turf field at Somerset Elementary is currently underway. The design of the new field requires a concrete curb to be installed around the perimeter. Progress was made on all four sides of the perimeter during this past week!

School Side Aug 8 2016
On the west side of the field (the school side), a new sidewalk was installed to improve accessibility, as well as a trench drain to improve stormwater management.
Drummond Side Trench Drain Aug 8 2016
On the north side of the field, the concrete curb also includes a trench drain to improve drainage.
East Side Aug 8 2016
On the east side which runs along Deal Place, a wider curb with a six inch lip was installed, as well as new fence posts for the 12 foot fence that will be installed along this side.
South Side Aug 8 2016
On the south side of the field, the curb will be installed to form the forth side of the perimeter. There will also be a new 6 foot fence on this side of the new field.

As construction will still be in progress at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, please keep a lookout for information on drop-off procedures, etc. If all goes smoothly, the construction will only impact the first few weeks of school. And then we will have our brand new field!

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email somersetfield2016@gmail.com. This email will be monitored by the Somerset Foundation and the PTA. We will answer questions as quickly as possible.

Field Update: August 1, 2016

There was a lot of activity at Somerset Elementary today, as the construction of the new field stayed on track.

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The project received the release to construct on from the County inspector last Thursday morning, and work is now ongoing. The curbs around the perimeter of the field are being placed, new fence posts are going in, and excavation will continue.

As construction will still be in progress at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, please keep a lookout for information on drop-off procedures, etc. If all goes smoothly, the construction will only impact the first few weeks of school. And then we will have our brand new field!

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email somersetfield2016@gmail.com. This email will be monitored by the Somerset Foundation and the PTA. We will answer questions as quickly as possible.