MONCTON, NB–A new Moncton High School is about to become a reality.

Construction is about to get underway.

A contract has been awarded to Foulem Construction Ltd of Caraquet.

The good news is, it is coming in under budget at $27.4 million.

There’s been much controversy surrounding a new Moncton High.  The high school will be built just off of Elmwood Drive, but many parents rallied to have the school built in Downtown Moncton.

The scheduled opening date is in the fall of 2014.