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Work release center almost finished, costing more

Rosa Salter RodriguezMay 24, 2019

Allen County’s new work release facility will likely be finished on schedule sometime in July : although it’s again costing more than anticipated, county commissioners learned this morning. 

The commissioners approved a $54,135 increase in the cost of converting the former state juvenile correctional facility at 7117 Venture Lane to house adults who work in the community while completing their sentences.

The latest change order is the 16th for the project, which is now expected to cost 3,968,800.

However, the conversion is still under budget, with about $49,000 remaining in its contingency fund, Chris Cloud, chief of staff for the commissioners, said.

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