SULLIVAN CO, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — After being in the works for several years, a groundbreaking date for the new Sullivan County Jail is set for June 13 at 10 a.m.

The total cost of the project will be around $40 million, which is slightly higher than the original estimated cost.

Commissioner John Waterman said a contributing factor is inflation.

The facility will be located on 15 acres of land on Section Street.

“We’re hopeful that once we get everything going on the project the new jail will have more treatment programs in the jail,” Waterman said. “It’ll help get inmates ready to go back into the real world.”

Construction should take about 2 years to complete.

Waterman adds conversations continue as to what will happen to the current county jail. “We’ve had companies approach us that are interested in buying it,” Waterman said.

The new jail will house around 180-190 inmates.