Depot project moving along

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Work on the L&N Depot restoration project in downtown Opp is moving along.

City Planner Jason Bryan said Monday that the roofing is about completed, the sprinklers system is three-fourths of the was completed, and that electrical work also is moving quickly.

“HVAC is waiting for other subcontractors to complete their work prior to installing the outside units. The patio on the south side is installed,” he said.

Bryan said the west-end deck is expected to be completed during the next two weeks.

“Granite and tile have been selected, cabinets are being designed,” he said. “Sheetrock is beginning to be finished today (Monday). (There are a ) lot of moving pieces at this stage.”

The project is expected to cost $762,500 and Paul Catrett’s construction company is leading the restoration project.

In December, the city council voted unanimously to move forward with the project.

The city was awarded a $400,000 grant through the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant for the project.”

The funding requires a 20 percent match from the City of Opp.

The project is expected to be completed mid-summer.