A bid opening in the Palmerton Area School District that had been scheduled for today has been postponed.

The bid opening was to have been held this morning for renovations to the district's junior high school gymnasium.

Instead, Superintendent Carol Boyce informed the TIMES NEWS that the bid opening will now be held at 11 a.m. Friday due to "many questions from the prospective bidders."

The work is for a multi-prime contract for soil stabilization and renovations to the gymnasium, including demolition, concrete milling and overlay, new athletic flooring, telescoping bleachers, and finishes.

Boyce said the soil under the floor will be stabilized, the floor leveled and recovered with a new athletic surface, the bleachers replaced, and the gym painted.

The project will be paid for from out of the district's $5 million bond that the prior school board agreed to borrow last fall, Boyce said. It is expected to be completed in time for the start of the next school year, she said.