Woodbury County Jail work delayed by air ducts

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Completion of the first phase of a $1.2 million project to modernize the Woodbury County Jail will be delayed by a couple months because officials want to install a certain kind of air-duct covers.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1anKv78 ) the county board on Tuesday approved the new completion date of Jan. 10. That’s a delay from the earlier target of Nov. 15.

The extra wait will enable officials to order industrial-grade air-duct covers, which take about four weeks to arrive.

Regina Smith, of RML Architects, says ceiling work can’t be completed until the covers are installed.

The first phase of the project will cost about $688,000. It includes renovations to the inmate booking area, utility updates and the replacement of cameras and intercoms.

The jail was built in 1987.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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