Jail walls to go up within the month

February 1, 2018
Jail walls to go up within the month

Bad news and good news alike concerning the new Knox County Detention Center was brought before the Fiscal Court at the January 24 meeting.


Some oversights by the design team, architect and engineer in the detention center’s shop drawings resulted in a change order with an additional charge of $41,367. This order covers changes in security equipment, door frames, key passes and fire-rated hardware, among other items.

“They found issues that we have to address and that’s where your change order comes from,” said Matt Mills with Codell Construction. “There were some oversights on bid day when they got their original shop drawings, so there were changes that had to be made.”

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