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9 Jan 2020

Kansas Jail and Courthouse Project Rolls Ahead

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Kansas Jail and Courthouse Project Rolls Ahead

ABILENE, Kan.—Construction continues on the new $15 million Dickinson County Jail and Courthouse project in Abilene, Kan., with most of the work being made underground at the present time.

According to an article in the Reflector-Chronicle, Dickinson County Administrator Brad Homman told commissioners in early December that storm drains have all been installed and are ready to be connected to the storm drain systems, and that contractors are working with sanitary sewer lines to get them “underground and stubbed up.”

The garage doors on the east side of the building have been removed. Contractors now are working to get a floor installed. The former garage space was used by the Sheriff’s Department. When the new jail/courthouse remodeling project is finished the new space will be the location of the new commission meeting/conference room.

Homman said he’s also working on preliminary plans to move courthouse offices out of the building when it comes time to remodel the existing courthouse.

“We’re continuing in conversation with the architect about square footage requirements when we relocate and what that will look like as we get closer to the approximate time.?

Homman also said, “From day one, we had the jail at the $11 million mark, leaving $4 million for the courthouse renovation.”

The jail project is slated for completion by November 2020. The courthouse remodel will begin after the new jail is built or nearly complete.

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