Grid clears way for demolition of old East Providence High School building

Addition at Pawtucket Avenue is first to be taken down on August 2

By Mike Rego
Posted 7/28/21

EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Providence High School Building Committee received word earlier this week regarding the beginning of demolition of the old structure.

Eric Andrutis, of the …

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Grid clears way for demolition of old East Providence High School building

Addition at Pawtucket Avenue is first to be taken down on August 2

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Providence High School Building Committee received word earlier this week regarding the beginning of demolition of the old structure.

Eric Andrutis, of the district’s owner project manager The Peregrine Group, informed the committee National Grid had completed its inspection of gas lines leading into the property and that demolition could begin on Monday, Aug. 2, at 8 a.m.

Phase 1 of demo, being done by the J.R. Vinagro Corp., will start with the addition built some 20 years ago to accommodate the arrival of freshmen to high school in the change from junior high to a middle school structure in the district. It is expected to take about three days for the wing to be torn down.

Vinagro is slated to return later in the year to begin demolition of the original building after abatement is completed.

No visitors are allowed on the property during demolition.

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