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‘Unwrapping Ceremony’ for train station Monday

It’s been almost a year since fire gutted Pulaski’s historic train station, but the wait to begin a rebuild is almost over.
To celebrate a new beginning for the station, the Town of Pulaski is planning an “Unwrapping Ceremony.” The event will be held Monday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in the train station parking lot at 20 South Washington Ave. The public is invited to attend.
Town Engineer Bill Pedigo said a pre-construction meeting is being held this week with the contractor, South End Construction of Roanoke. Work can begin “anytime” the next week, he noted.
Pulaski Town Council voted at its last meeting to award a $1.2 million construction contract to South End so work could begin as soon as possible.
There were concerns that the project might be delayed by disagreements over what portion of the cost the town’s insurance was going to cover.
The architect and town engineers were worried that the salvaged walls might be further damaged if the structure was forced to endure another winter under a temporary covering.

Town Manager John Hawley said it appears rebuild costs the town may have to cover could range anywhere from about $11,000 to about $123,000. However, he urged council not to give up on getting the sprinkler system ($32,193) paid by insurance.

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‘Unwrapping Ceremony’ for train station Monday

It’s been almost a year since fire gutted Pulaski’s historic train station, but the wait to begin a rebuild is almost over.
To celebrate a new beginning for the station, the Town of Pulaski is planning an “Unwrapping Ceremony.” The event will be held Monday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in the train station parking lot at 20 South Washington Ave. The public is invited to attend.
Town Engineer Bill Pedigo said a pre-construction meeting is being held this week with the contractor, South End Construction of Roanoke. Work can begin “anytime” the next week, he noted.
Pulaski Town Council voted at its last meeting to award a $1.2 million construction contract to South End so work could begin as soon as possible.
There were concerns that the project might be delayed by disagreements over what portion of the cost the town’s insurance was going to cover.
The architect and town engineers were worried that the salvaged walls might be further damaged if the structure was forced to endure another winter under a temporary covering.

Town Manager John Hawley said it appears rebuild costs the town may have to cover could range anywhere from about $11,000 to about $123,000. However, he urged council not to give up on getting the sprinkler system ($32,193) paid by insurance.

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