NEW MILFORD — Work will soon begin to repair a section of Schaghticoke Middle School’s roof.

The work will be done after school hours, with a thin layer of the 17,000-square-foot roof cover removed and a new surface installed over the existing roof.

The Town Council approved on Monday the entire roofing project that also includes replacing the entire 93,000-square-foot, 1973 roof section next summer. The project is expected to cost just under $2.5 million.

Steve Bothelo, of Garland Co., which will oversee the project, told the Town Council all asbestos and PCB issues will be resolved when the 1973 roof section is removed. The skylight that has raised concerns will be removed with the roof, Bothelo said.

Remaining windows along a partial wall between the two roof sections will be examined for PCBs, but Bothelo said those windows will not be disturbed by the roof project. Council members Katy Francis and Tom Esposito asked for an inspection of the window caulking for future reference.

Air quality testing will be conducted by the school district facilities department before and after the roof replacement, according to school’s business director, Jay Hubelbank.; 203-731-3352