The Tuscaloosa County Commission approved a nearly $6.9 million bid package for the construction of a new building for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office patrol service.

The bid package was approved from Harrison Construction, and will cover the cost of the facility's construction.

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In late 2020, TCSO first acquired a plot of land on 35th Street close to the Public Works facility with the intention to move the TCSO patrol service there. The patrol division currently resides inside a hangar at the Tuscaloosa National Airport.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ron Abernathy addressed the commission to talk about the progress of the project.

"I think it all met our projected costs," Abernathy said. "Everything's moving according to plan."

This new facility will be a shared space between the sheriff's office and the county's maintenance department. The county's voting machines will be also be housed in the building, on the maintenance department's side.

 

Harrison Construction's various contractor bids were presented to the Commission for approval, which covered every aspect of the construction process. The estimated project cost totals $6,895,814, and can be broken down by contractor:

  • WF Rogers Construction LLC - $399,575
  • K & A Builders, Inc - $4,459,00
  • FL Crane & Sons, Inc. - $560,900
  • Black Warrior Mechanical Contractors, Inc. - $148,994
  • Jolly Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. - $398,000
  • Premier Service Co., Inc. - $929,345

Abernathy told the Commission that he expects the construction to be completed by the end of 2022.

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