Center Track and Field Project to Continue Into Spring 2020

Center Track

The Center Track and Field Reconstruction Project continues to progress, with just a few remaining items. An important part of the project that remains, the track surfacing, requires a combination of dry conditions and temperatures that remain over 40 degrees for 14 days. The anticipated forecast for the remainder of the year does not provide the conditions required to install the remaining two surfaces, which include the paved mat and the structural spray. As a result, we anticipate the track surface installation to begin in early May, weather permitting, with an anticipated completion date of mid-late May.

Town staff, school administration, and members of the relevant boards/committees have been in constant communication about the progress of this project and how best to prepare for a successful spring 2020 sports season. These officials have reviewed the spring sports schedule, practices, game and meet schedules, and identified the steps needed in the coming months to be prepared; this included relocation of practices, games and meets depending on the sport.

Improvements to the Diamond Field were scheduled to take place between April and August 2020, but with the unforeseen delay of the Center Track and Field opening in mid-May, the Diamond project will be delayed as well to best accommodate spring sports.

More information, including regular project updates, can be found on the Recreation Department’s Capital Projects page on the Town’s website.

To speak to someone about this project, contact the Recreation Department by email at RecDept@LexingtonMA.gov, or by phone at 781-698-4800.