Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Concrete Poured For Millard V. Oakley Services Building

Crews have finished pouring concrete for the second floor of the new county services building in Overton County.

County Executive Ben Danner said the building will begin taking shape over the next few weeks.

“They’re setting stairs in and I think their going to start doing the framing for the walls next week,” Danner said. “Everybody will be able to see the rough outline of what the building’s going to look like. I think from now on it’s going really start going fast. It just takes a long time to get to this point when there’s a basement involved and as much site prep that had to be done.”

Summer rain showers put the $2 million project two weeks behind schedule earlier this year. Crews have managed to regain some ground and began installing plumbing for the building last month.

“From here on, I think they’re going to have several crews working to get it dried in before this winter sets,” Danner said.

Danner said the building construction remains on schedule for an August 2020 completion

“It will probably take us a good two to three weeks to get everything moved over there,” Danner said.

Overton County officials broke-ground on the new Millard V. Oakley Services Building in May with W&O Construction leading the project.