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Sharon Forks expansion under way
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SOUTH FORSYTH -- Construction crews are making progress at the Sharon Forks Library, which is currently undergoing an expansion.

Though work officially began in November, recent warm weather and a lack of rain has helped crews move the project along, Forsyth County Public Library Director Anna Lyle said at a library board meeting Monday evening.

“We’re having general contractor meetings every other week on Thursdays,” Lyle said. “What you’re seeing a lot from the road is the grading for the underground retention. Two Thursdays ago, they were taking away 200 dump truck loads of dirt – there was just a line of trucks.

“They’re digging out for the 8-foot pipes, and those are going to be delivered on the 28th, and as soon as that comes in, they’ll build it up to grade and put in the parking. I know there’s been some confusion with community members saying, ‘I thought the building was going to be in the back,’ so that’s all for the parking.”

Lyle said in the back of the building, a concrete slab has been set and that the plumbing is mostly completed.

Crews will also begin electrical work soon, and the addition’s structural steel is expected to arrive March 31.

“When the steel shows up, that’s when things really start happening,” Lyle said.

The project is estimated to take about 13 months, with the library’s addition scheduled to open at the end of February 2018.