Whitworth seismic work slated for 2017

DALLAS — Work on seismic upgrades at Whitworth Elementary School in Dallas are scheduled to take place in the summer of 2017.

The school is the recipient of a $1.492 million state grant specifically for retrofitting schools to withstand earthquakes, including the anticipated Cascadia subduction zone rupture that could result in a 9.0 magnitude quake.

The work would addresses structural deficiencies identified in a seismic assessment of the building.

According to a schedule in the grant application, plans should be final by January, and construction should begin in July 2017.

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