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Work on South Lakes High School Track Now Expected to Continue Into September

by Dave Emke — August 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm 6 Comments

Construction work to improve the track and other features around the stadium at South Lakes High School is now expected to continue into September, meaning some sports activity will be affected.

“We are moving scrimmages for football,” said Andrew Duggan, the school’s assistant director of student activities. “There may be an impact for a couple of field hockey games and lower-level football.”

The SLHS field hockey teams have home games scheduled for Aug. 30. The varsity football team has a home scrimmage slated for Aug. 18, while the JV and freshman teams have two scrimmages in late August, as well as home games on Sept. 7.

The South Lakes High School varsity football team starts its season with three consecutive road games. It won’t play at home until Friday, Sept. 15, when it hosts Dominion.

Duggan said additional information about the progress of the project will be provided on the South Lakes Athletics website, as well as on its Twitter account.

The work was originally scheduled to be completed before the start of the coming school year. However, Duggan said, the wait will be worth it.

“While the project is behind schedule, we are looking forward to the upgrade our facility is getting,” Duggan said.

  • Norm Happ

    What is the construction along Seahawk Dr?

    • Arielle in NoVA

      I’m not clear on that. The band kids joked(?) that it’s a basement. I’m wondering if maybe they’re burying new gas pipeline or adding another lane.

      • Mike M

        It’s a FCPS certified “safe space.”

    • Lyn Fiscus

      The construction along Seahawk Drive is for new parking spaces. Spaces are being added along both sides of the line of trees down the middle, and along the sidewalk toward the south side of the building.

      • Arielle in NoVA

        Excellent! Short-term and/or handicapped parking near the door would be much welcome, especially handicapped parking for evening events.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    LOL 🙂

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