Jail medical expansion project set to begin

January 10, 2019--8:00 a.m.


You could see work start soon on a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Project at the Floyd County Jail.

On Tuesday, Floyd County Commissioners approved the first phase of the jail medical project, which involves moving the training center outside to make space for the jail medical expansion, according to County Manager Jamie McCord.

“We originally had it under our Carroll Daniel contract and was allowing them to be the construction manager at risk,” he said. “The original pricing got really expensive, estimated at $1.2 million and we had it budged at about $700,000. So, we kind of had to back up, break the project up and deal directly with some of our contractors through the bid process. We are also going possibly self-perform some of these activities to get it back in budget.”

Gainesville-based Carroll Daniel is the construction manager for the jail medical expansion.

As far as the training center, you could see activity outside at the jail in the next couple of weeks.

“You’ll see some grading, a little bit of drainage, and then you’ll see basically a slab and construction of a metal building,” McCord added. “Again, the new building will create space for phase two of the project that will come later.”

The Training Center Building Construction will be managed by the Sheriff’s Office staff and maintenance personnel.