Despite dealing with some rainy weather, work for the new Jessamine County Animal Shelter is on pace for a February completion, Animal Shelter advisory-council chairman Mike Cassidy said.
“(The rain) has given us some trouble, but as far as construction, there hasn’t been any problems,” he said.
Project manager John Dalton of Dalton Construction Management Consultants said now that the roof is on, it’s only a matter of time before the shelter is ready to house animals.
“I anticipate having the building completely buttoned up with the kennel area heaters operable by the end of the month,” Dalton said. “Depending on the upcoming workforce allocations, I believe the building may be to the point of occupation by the end of February.”
Dalton said cost-wise, the project is adhering to the budget.
“We have had tremendous participation in the subcontractor bidding process,” he said. “Almost all bids have come in under budget, with most contracts being awarded to local subcontractors. Also, the Jessamine County Road Department has been a great asset to the progress of work.”