The final construction project funded by a Renton School District 2003 bond will kick off on the last day of school, this Friday.
The project is a renovation of the district Transportation Center, on North Fourth Street downtown.
The center was built in 1947 and has been in need of major repair for many years. The renovations will provide more bay space for bus maintenance and increased storage for parts; a larger, more secure fueling station; office space and driver preparation spaces; and better layout of parking spaces for buses.
The job is scheduled to take about a year and will include temporarily moving 35 of the district’s fleet of 90 buses from the Transportation Center to a gravel area near the Renton Center Fred Meyer, near the district administrative offices. The remaining 60 buses will stay at the Transportation Center.
The construction project will not hinder student transportation and bus routes next school year.