Construction to begin on new Phillipsburg high school

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Published: Nov 21 2013 06:05:22 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 22 2013 08:23:02 PM EST

After years of talks, the new Phillipsburg High School is about to become a reality.

Officials say the contractor has been given the go-ahead to begin construction on the $80.5 million building.

Superintendent George Chando says the school in Lopatcong Township will have modern science labs and state-of-the-art technology.

The school is expected to open in September 2016.