CORNING - Coopers Plain-Long Acres Fire District officials are anticipating a long-awaited department expansion to go out to bid within the next month or two.
Officials hoped the project would go out to bid soon back in August, however the project ran into some red tape.
“In our demolition, we got tied up in having to do a survey for asbestos, so we got slowed down on that,” Coopers Plains-Long Acres Fire District secretary Byron Paris said. “But we’re back on track and getting ready to finish the demolition part of it.”
Officials are now hoping the project goes out to bid in January or February.
“We’re hoping to get out to bid as soon as we can,” Paris said. “But we do have a little bit of paperwork to finish up.”
Paris said construction could begin in March or April 2017 if everything goes according to plan.
The project calls for a 2,300-square-foot expansion to the current fire hall, featuring two new bays to the side of the department for more space, developed by Hunt Engineers.
The project is expected to cost $475,000. Approximately $150,000 will be funded through bonds.