Groundbreaking is expected soon for a new education facility at Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia.
A specific date will be announced once the general contractor says construction is ready to go.

An O’Fallon company submitted the low bid of almost three-and-a-half million dollars, which was well under the estimate.

Plans call for a 30 thousand-square-foot main building to replace the one destroyed by fire in December 2011. There will also be an addition to the existing transportation shop.
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.