Crews Clear Way For Construction of New Regional Jail | Northern Virginia Daily

FRONT ROYAL — Work on the valley’s next regional jail progresses as crews clear trees and rock from the site.rn
The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail under construction on U.S. 522 is scheduled for completion in spring 2014, according to Mike Stanger, project superintendent with builder Howard Shockey & Sons Inc. of Winchester, Virginia.rnrnApproximately 50 workers from several firms are on the job site, but Stanger explained that number would grow to about 300 at the peak of construction. rnrnThe multimillion project includes the construction a 270,000-square-foot jail on the 28-acre site. The facility is designed to house 375 inmates, but space on the site remains available for future jail expansion. The main entrance to the facility will be on U.S. 52, but plans also call for the construction of a 1,900-foot connector route from Fairgrounds Road to the rear of the jail.rnrnShockey serves as contractor on the project and currently has three superintendents on site. The Winchester-based firm is joined on the project by workers with site contractor Laurita, PRK Drilling & Blasting, P.J. Casanave, Trumbo Electric and Colonial Webb.rnrnSource: Alex Bridges,