Sheridan Media News Director for Johnson County, Aaron Palmer, has this update on the Buffalo Criminal Justice Center.
Construction on the new city/county criminal justice center is on schedule so far, and no major problems have surfaced in the construction phase yet, according to Project manager John Griffith, with Groathouse Construction.
Griffith said construction began last summer and progress is being made to the structure of the building.
Now that the structure is nearing completion, the outside walls will be installed next and temporary heat will be supplied to that portion of the building.
Griffith said they will continue to “dry-in” the building, which means working from the outside in to keep the weather out and then start on all of the interior work after that.
“Toward the end of winter, early spring we will begin the painting, putting in the ceilings, things like that.” he said.
Griffith feels confident as of this week, that the project is on schedule and should stay that way, barring any major weather problems.
The criminal justice center's construction costs were bid at $8.7 million, and Griffith does not foresee any major changes to that figure, he said.
The project is slated to be completed and ready to move into in August of 2011.
Groathouse Construction will be giving construction updates throughout the project, and we will update the public when they do.
From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.