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Track renovation options presented to Ellsworth School Board

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Renovation of the high school track was discussed by the Ellsworth School Board Monday.

A report from Board Member Rick Kornmann of the buildings and grounds committee indicated that committee met with a consultant at the track earlier, saw its degree of disarray and decided to proceed with some borings.

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The consultant from Inspect, based in Golden Valley, Minn., said Monday the EHS track is over 20-years-old and, like others at many public schools, hasn't had much maintenance. Six soil borings were taken, finding two inches of bituminous pavement and three-to-four inches of an underlay. This arrangement is less than what would be hoped, he said, later noting such a track wouldn't be built that way today.

However, of more concern is the frost-susceptible soils found underneath, he said. Some undulations are apparent, likely a result of shifting caused by these soils. He cautioned putting on a new rubber surface could lead to more movement, though it's difficult to say how much.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Nov. 16.

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