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Change orders for new Adams County Jail

There are more change orders for the Adams County Jail. The project is expected to be complete later this year, but not without more money being spent.

The housing area for inmates is 60 percent complete. Crews are working on painting and sealing in the new Quincy Police Department headquarters.

At Tuesday’s Adams County Board Meeting, members approved 15 change order items totaling $49,963.

Officials say the bid for the jail was around $32.6 million and even with the change orders they are substantially below that price.

“There was like a wire mesh that we thought we could take out, but that’s in an area that has to be secured so we have to put it back in,” said Adams County Board Member Mark Peter. “That’s the kind of things they’re doing right now. $49,000 sounds like a big number but when we’re talking about a 31 million project, it kind of comes and goes.”

At the next meeting, the full board will consider $19,010 in connectivity work which will help sync up the current court house to the new jail.

Crews are still looking at a late November completion date.

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Kaylee Pfeiferling

Multimedia Journalist

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