GALLIPOLIS — The target completion date for the Gallipolis City Justice Center Complex remains July 27, 2012, despite initial heavy rainfall that hampered early construction, according to Gallipolis City Manager Randy Finney.
A total of 13 days of rain have been recorded since the construction of the facility at 518 Second Avenue began in late October, and the project is currently two weeks off schedule.
Despite this, Finney reported that employees with the Kinsale Corporation have worked through the frequent rainfall and are currently overseeing the metal frame construction.
“Even with all the rain, they’ve done a pretty decent job getting some things done,” Finney said.
In addition, Finney is hopeful that the building will be under roof, weather permitting, in two weeks time.
The $1.5 million facility will house the Gallipolis Police Department, Gallipolis Municipal Court and Gallipolis City Solicitor’s Offices.
The city is currently developing plans to construct a second, smaller facility to house the city’s administrative offices in the 300 block of Third Avenue on vacant, city-owned property located near the municipal parking area.