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This or Anarchy: Timeline for the new Reno County jail

Architect's drawing of exterior of new Reno County Jail.

Architect’s drawing of exterior of new Reno County Jail.

Reno County officials met Monday with Treanor Architects and came up with this timeline for the new jail approved by voters earlier this month.

May 14 – Architects present updated schematic design to County Commission, then go into design development stage.

Aug. 6 – Much more detailed design presented to County Commission. Architects then begin work on blueprints and construction documents.

Nov. 12 – Construction documents completed and project is put out to bid by sub-contractors that will work with JE Dunn Construction, the construction manager.

Early design of the floor plan

Early design of the floor plan.

Dec. 19 – Bids returned and opened.

January or February 2014 – Construction begins.

Summer 2015 – Jail completed after 18-month construction period.

Next 30-60 days occupied by staff training and testing of systems.

Late Summer/Early Fall 2015 – Inmates transferred to new jail.

-Ken Stephens, This or Anarchy

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