Big Bend construction project still on track for funding

Welding student in lab

Funding for the planning process for a new professional-technical building at Big Bend Community College made the first cut in the 2015-17 state budget. But when will college officials know if the funding actually will be allocated? “When the session is over,” said Doug Sly, the college’s public information director.

The BBCC building is 12th on the capital budget list, behind construction projects that have already started and continuing maintenance allocations. How many projects on that list will receive funding is the question, Sly said.

The proposed capital budget for community colleges includes $2.04 million for planning and designing the building, according to information from the state Board for Community and Technical Colleges. It’s the first new project on the capital budget list, Sly said.

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