Construction of a new education facility at Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia could get the green light shortly.  

Eight general contract bids for the project were opened Wednesday, and Superintendent Mark Harvey said all appear to meet requirements.

An architect is reviewing the bids for accuracy and the Clopton School Board may choose a contractor at its April 14 meeting. Estimated cost of the project is five-point-two to five-point-five million dollars. The 30-thousand-square-foot facility would replace a building destroyed by fire in December 2011.

The technical school serves more than 200 students from Pike and Lincoln counties and other parts of the region.

Since the fire, they’ve taken classes in the transportation building at the Eolia campus and in the former Clopton middle school facility.