Chairman Signs Jail Expansion Construction Contract


County Commission Chair Pete Liakakis signs the construction contract for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office jail expansion project as county officials look on.
County Commission Chair Pete Liakakis signs the construction contract for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office jail expansion project as county officials look on.

On Thursday, February 24, Chatham County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis signed the construction contract for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office jail expansion project.

The nearly $71 million dollar project was awarded to Hunt/Mills, A Joint Venture. This is the largest capital improvement project in Chatham County’s history. The expansion will add an additional 330,000 sq. ft. to the Sheriff’s complex. It will bring the total number of inmate beds to 2,100, nearly double the current capacity. The project will also include major renovations of the medical, kitchen, laundry and warehouse facilities.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the CCSO Complex March 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.

Sheriff Al St Lawrence said he and his staff started talking about expanding the overcrowded jail over six years ago.

St Lawrence said he is very happy to see the project finally moving forward.


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