Superintendent Susan Lubomski said residents’ approval of the $159.6 million Torrington Middle/High School building project in Tuesday’s referendum could be a turning point for the city’s future. Residents voted 8,761 to 5,703 in favor of the project, according to preliminary results. “Torrington is the hub of the Northwest Corner,” Lubomski said. The project will cost $159.6 million. City residents, though, will receive an $85 million state reimbursement, lowering the city’s share to $74.6 million. If the project failed, the school board would have pursued a $112.2 million renovation project to alleviate some of the existing problems at the 57-year-old building. The anticipated opening date of the new school is September 2024. Construction is expected to commence in March 2022 and conclude in August 2024.