Major Projects Underway | NV Daily

Shenandoah County leaders look forward to making progress on some construction projects shifting from planning to construction phases.

As Shenandoah County Administrator Douglas Walker noted, the RSW Regional Jail Authority faces much work in the next year and beyond as the participating localities transition from running local jails.

Last June, construction kicked off on the $80 million Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren (RSW) Regional Jail. Work continues into the new year as Howard Shockey & Sons makes strides to keep the project on schedule.

The county expects to see work on the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail reach major milestones this year, according to Warren County Administrator Douglas Stanley.

The RSW Regional Jail Authority board learned at a recent meeting that construction remains on time, if even a bit ahead of schedule. Roofing installed on some areas of the jail has allowed crews to work on the inside of the facility during inclement weather. Crews began installing precast concrete cells in January and anticipate more in February.

The authority borrowed nearly $80 million last year for the project, but officials expect the Virginia Department of Corrections to reimburse a large portion of the allowable costs to build the facility.

Source: Alex Bridges, NV Daily