Regional Jail Moves Forward | Northern Virginia Daily
June 27, 2012
Construction crews with Howard Shockey & Sons of Winchester have been at the site of the future, 375-bed Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on Winchester Road near Front Royal for several weeks. The contractor started installing erosion and sediment control devices on the site and cleared areas for stormwater retention basins, according to Douglas Stanley, county administrator for Warren County.
The RSW Regional Jail Authority awarded a $55.57 million contract to Shockey several weeks ago. Documents provided by the authority show an estimated project cost of $65.68 million which would qualify for a 50 percent reimbursement from the state Department of Corrections. Additional costs not eligible for the reimbursement from the state raise the price to $71.28 million. Financing costs bring the price to an estimated $83.29 million.
"What we know is that the $65 million is what has been approved by the state as being what is eligible [for reimbursement] including that contingency amount of $2 million," Douglas Walker, county administrator for Shenandoah County, said Wednesday, adding that the state budget includes $32.8 million, or half the eligible costs.
The authority issued a temporary notice to the contractor to proceed with its work several weeks ago, prior to the sale of bonds sought for the project. The final notice to proceed came when the Virginia Resource Authority closed on the sale of the requested $32 million in bonds less than two weeks ago.
"The contractor mobilized pretty quickly and they've actually been on the site for a couple of weeks now," Walker said. "He has his schedule and he has his contract and we have our money and the project is in progress."
The schedule included in the contract calls for the facility to open July 1, 2014, according to Walker.
Source: article by Alex Bridges in NVDaily.com