Calaveras County is a little more than a year away from having an all-new law and justice complex on the Government Center campus in San Andreas.
Doug Evans, of contractor Kitchell CEM, which is the project manager for the jail and sheriff’s office projects, said concrete was being poured for the first half of the second floor of the jail on Wednesday.
The second half will be poured next week, Evans said.
All the exterior walls are in place for the sheriff’s office and the ground floor walls are up for the jail, he said.
The jail and sheriff’s office are priced at $59 million. The main funding sources are $31 million in bonds approved in 2007 by county voters and $26.4 million allocated by state Assembly Bill 900. The state court system chipped in $500,000 for road improvements that will benefit the construction of a new courthouse next door and $1.2 million is interest income from the bond money.
Evans said $20.4 million had been spent on the project as of last month.
The courthouse is to be fully funded by the state at an estimated $45.4 million. An underground parking garage is now being constructed as well as parking lots in the front of the building.
The jail and sheriff’s office are scheduled to be completed on June 18, 2013, with the courthouse to be done in the fall.