HILDALE – The large concrete wall on the west side of Water Canyon High School is being demolished starting today. The project sponsored by Washington County School District and is being led by Remedy Excavating of Hildale, Utah. According to Royce Jessop, owner of Remedy Excavating, the demolition will last about a week.
Steve Dunham of Washington County School District said about the demolition, “We’re excited to see the wall come down. It’s pretty symbolic for the community.”
Dunham expressed excitement in finding a local contractor to demolish the wall for a competitive price. The $21,000 bid was lower than the first phase of the project a year ago, which only cut sections of the wall.
Community members are excited about changes to the scenery, and had expressed concern for driver visibility while exiting the parking lot in the past. Once work is complete, a beautiful view of the mountains opens up to students in Hildale’s only high school.