SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Progress continues on the construction of the Sullivan County jail.
Contractors continue with finishing work, installing receptacles, painting offices, and putting floor tiles down.
Sullivan County Sheriff Jason Bobbitt said he feels better now that the metal roof is on and that the jail is coming along quickly. Crews are making progress so quickly that the project is expected to be completed quicker than originally planned.
“We had a jail progress meeting this past Friday, and they have been saying April, is when they expected us to be able to start moving in, but it’s looking more like March now,” Bobbitt said.
Bobbitt also noted that there will be a transition period before moving in completely that will allow employees to familiarize themselves with the new building.
The familiarization period will help employees learn the control tower, and get trained on the new equipment, as well as new policies and procedures.