BC New Jail Rendering

Now that architectural and construction companies—Klein McCarthy Architects and Adolfson & Peterson Construction — have been selected to head the building of the new Barnes County Correctional Facility, the agencies involved in the project are looking to the public for input and comments about its design.

The initial estimate (Dec. 20) for construction costs put the jail at anywhere between $15.5 million and $16.4 million, and after being revisited and reexamined, the new estimate (Jan. 16) puts the total cost at $13.5-$14.2 million (excluding owner soft costs).

The jail portion will account for around $10 million of that, while the sheriff’s office would be about $3.5 million.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction will be hosting a Meet and Greet at Bridges Bar and Grill on Tuesday, February 4 from 3-6 p.m. During the event, they will take time to chat with community members, offering information and opportunities as they plan the jail’s construction and search for potential contractors.

On Wednesday, February 5, the public will have two more opportunities to get information and offer input concerning the jail project, as the County Commission, along with the architect and construction agencies will host public input meetings. Area residents are invited to those February 5 public meetings at 10 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles Club.

The new jail and law enforcement center is to be built east of Valley City’s National Guard Facility on the frontage road along I-94.

Read the full story in your Tuesday, January 28th Times-Record. Purchase a paper copy at the TR office or an electronic edition online at www.times-online.com

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