A decade after installing a new track as part of a major reconstruction of Bristol Eastern High School, the city is shelling out $347,000 to replace it.
The track basically wore out, officials said.
Superintendent Philip Streifer said he understands the pavement specifications used for the project more than a decade ago -- drawn up by the state, not the city - erred in the requirements laid out for the paving mix.
He said the state’s specifications for the mix would have been fine if Bristol were several hundred miles to the south.
City councilors unanimously approved hiring the Bristol-based M&M Tennis Court Co. for $346,925 to reconstruct Eastern’s track and field facilities.
Peter Fusco, the assistant superintendent for buildings and grounds, could not be reached Monday.
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