Construction of new Ludington fire station underway

August 17, 2018

The foundation is concrete and walls are rising as construction continues on the Ludington Fire Department’s new 10,000-square-foot fire station on Tinkham Avenue behind the Lakeshore Resource Network.

Work began June 18 on the new fire station, and construction is still projected to be completed by Jan. 30, said Vern Stitt, project manager for Patron Construction, Inc. Workers are currently building the exterior shell of the facility, and they will start on the roof about the middle of September, he said.

“I’d say we’re right on schedule,” Stitt said. “We haven’t really busted too much into the weather contingency yet.”

Meanwhile, the fire department is still operating in the existing fire station on 109 S. Robert St. until the new facility is ready.

The firefighters are excited for the new station, and they’ve been visiting the construction site often to see the progress, Ludington Fire Chief Jerry Funk said. Funk said he stops by the site “a couple times a day.”

The department has been asking for a new station since 2010, Funk said, adding, “It’s a long time coming.”

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