New Vigo County jail cost: Just over $56M

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Winning bids for construction of the new Vigo County jail have been approved at just over $56 million.

Bids, which were opened earlier this month, were approved Tuesday morning at the Vigo County Commissioners meeting. The winning bids were recommended by Garmong Construction Services and included work for masonry, asphalt paving, general trades, painting and various building systems, plus equipment.

In total, the construction cost for the new Vigo County Security Center is $56,276,080.

Commissioners had previously decided on a price of $63.5 million for jail construction.

A federal judge ordered Vigo County leaders to build a new jail following a lawsuit regarding conditions and overcrowding at the current jail.

The jail project was divided in to 13 categories and breaks down as follows:

General Trades: Hannig Construction, Inc at $15,037,000; Asphault Paving: Wabash Valley Asphalt at $585,237; Masonry: Iwanski Masonry, Inc. at $2,986,000; Structural Steel: Geiger & Peters at $2,178,000; Roofing: Insley Systems, Inc. at $1,737,800; Studs, Drywall & Ceilings: Case Building Solutions at $790,000; Painting: Anthony Anderson Corp. at $1,195,000; Flooring & Ceramic Tile: Santarossa Mosaic & Tile at $293,000; Fire Protection: RSQ Fire Protection at $578,000; Mechanical & Plumbing: B&S Plumbing & Heating at $6,769,400; Electrical Systems: HEF Services at $6,533,525; Kitchen Equipment: Central Restaurant Products at $715,688; and Detention Equipment: Pauly Jail Bldg. Co, Inc. at $16,879,000.

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