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O’Fallon Justice Center construction nears completion

Work on O’Fallon’s new Justice Center continues to roll along as the building nears completion. At its July 27 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council heard a construction update on the police and courts facility, which is slated to be completed in September.

In a presentation, project manager Chris Clercx showed pictures of work completed in June, including locker room installations, flooring additions, concrete installations, construction in the detention area and installation of the radio tower.

Work completed in July included the addition of the main lobby staircase, tile and flooring installation and ongoing ceiling grid installation throughout the building.

Clercx said restroom fixtures also have begun to be installed, as well as final mechanical connections that will allow the startup process to begin.

Bernie Burtch of McCarthy Building Companies provided an overview of the remaining construction items. Regarding building enclosures, Burtch said, crews currently are finishing roof detailing and exterior glass work.

Burtch said the current focus is on the interior of the building and that crews are starting up the main systems, which will allow for commissioning work and final inspections.

All of the building’s flooring is on-site and the interior glass will be delivered in the next few weeks, according to Burtch.

Items to be installed in August include the building’s clock tower, dispatch equipment, IT equipment and the firing range, which will be located in the basement. Furniture is slated to be added in September.

The Justice Center is located along Bryan Road, south of Veterans Memorial Parkway. The $28 million project is financed by a bond issue and property tax increase approved by voters in April 2015.

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