Supervisor: Jail work coming along

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 10, 2014

Progress is being made on a new $943,000 addition to the Covington County Jail.

County Maintenance Supervisor Kevin Kennedy said Wednesday that county workers are almost done with their portion of the work, which has included the excavation of 60-to-70 truckloads of dirt for what will be the addition’s foundation.

“We almost have our portion completed, and then we’ll turn it over to the (architects) at PH&J and they will begin on their part,” Kennedy said.

Kennedy said it will likely be at least another month before the addition is completed.

The 42-bed, two-cell block facility is scheduled to include a nurse’s station, washroom and storage area and will house female inmates.

While PH&J Architects of Montgomery planned the project, Bay South Ltd., Inc. of Saraland is the contractor.

Documentation provided by Bay South Ltd. in April showed the company planned to use 16 subcontractors, including a number of local ones.

According to a list provided by the company at that time, those local contractors will include:

• C&H Construction of Andalusia for site work;

• Andalusia Termite and Pest;

• Concrete Ready Mix of Andalusia;

• Mike Sender of Andalusia for concrete formwork and masonry;

• Justin Bird for sheetrock and framing;

• Nathan Reeves of Andalusia for painting; and

• C&I Plumbing and Electrical of Andalusia for plumbing.