The approximately $5.25 million project includes three buildings, said Board of Supervisors President James McDowell. One building will be the sheriff's office, and two dome buildings will house 75 state inmates and 75 county inmates each.
"Everything is progressing, dirt work is completed and it's coming up out of the ground," McDowell said.
The board last week picked exterior colors, and the sheriff has met with utility companies regarding telecommunications, surveillance cameras, electrical wiring and other infrastructure installations, McDowell said.
CIG Contractors of Corinth won the contract with a bid of $5,245,000 for the revamped design.
The county began with a design plan that included a multipurpose building and courtrooms, but the design was too expensive to build, with all bids coming in at least $2 million higher that the original estimate of $4.5 to $5 million.
Funding for construction is being completed through a lease-purchase agreement approved by the county in July.
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