Jail Expansion Project Underway Formal groundbreaking set for Wednesday

by Brandon D. Oliver
Palatka Daily News

Dirt will be moved next week as local and federal officials celebrate the beginning of the long-awaited expansion of the Putnam County Jail.

Although work crews have been doing construction on the expansion for nearly three weeks, the ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday will mark the beginning of the project, which is slated to finish early next year.

County Administrator Rick Leary said the construction managers – Jacksonville based Ajax Building Corp. and local business Armstrong Contracting – and architect RQAW have been overseeing site work for the jail.

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