Plans for New Howard County Jail Moving Forward

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - Plans for the new jail in Howard County continue to move forward.

At Tuesday's County Commissioner meeting, Commissioner's received a progress report from their architect on the 11 point five million dollar project.

Two of the buildings on property bought by the County for the jail have asbestos in them.

Now, Commissioners are taking bids to remove it.

We're told that could cost between 20 to 50 thousand dollars, but that cost has already been figured into the budget.

Plans for construction are still set for March.