CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) – A nearly 60-million-dollar project to build a new middle school in Cromwell will move forward after a vote on Tuesday.

Town officials say the referendum passed by more than 700 votes. 970 people voted to move forward with the project and 231 voted against the proposal. The clerk will confirm the numbers on Wednesday.

The new school will go up in the same location as the existing building that was originally built in the 1950’s. The project will fix issues with accessibility, classroom size and asbestos, plumbing and electrical deficiencies.