Work on renovations at an area high school, approved as part of a $44 million referendum by voters last spring and set to begin in October, are being postponed until March.
Officials at Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids say they have been eager for the upcoming expansion since voters approved it. However, because of shortages related to COVID-19, those plans are now on hold.
The main reason: a shortage of steel. Where Miron Construction said it usually can get what it needs in 12 to 14 weeks, it is now taking about 30.
But school officials say, they’re not worried.