Construction of the new police building continues as scheduled in South Strabane Township.
“We’re very pleased with the progress the construction has made,” said South Strabane Township manager John Stickle. “I think they’re on target.”
During the Jan. 22 meeting, the board of supervisors approved motions to accept refund credits from construction contractor R.D. Stewart in the amount of $1,000 and $1,500 for changes in the installation of a storm pipe and security access doors, respectively. A third item included an additional $1,089 cost to cover additional excavation of unsuitable soils. Construction crews removed the subpar soil to ensure the building’s foundation did not sink.
“These are pretty small change orders,” Stickle said. “It’s to be expected.”
The net result of the three change orders was an overall reduction of $1,411 in the price tag of the roughly $2.5 million police building project. Construction is scheduled to be complete in late May.
Groundbreaking on a new road maintenance shed, included with the police building as part of a $4.4 million construction effort by the township, should begin this spring.