Courthouse on schedule, under budget

By Ethan Andrews | Feb 28, 2018
Photo by: Ethan Andrews The skeleton of new unified courthouse in Belfast pokes through the fog Feb. 21. Construction is on schedule and expected to cost less than the $17 million originally earmarked for the project.

Belfast — Over the past month, the new unified courthouse on Church Street has started to take shape in a rough skeleton of girders. By this time next year, the state hopes to be furnishing the completed building in preparation for a March 2019 opening.

The new courthouse will replace both the current District and Superior courts. The three-story, 37,000-square-foot building is on schedule for completion Jan. 31, 2019, according to Jeffrey Henthorn, director of court facilities for Maine Judicial Branch.

Henthorn noted that the winning bid, from Augusta-based general contractor Ganneston Construction Corp., came in about $3.5 million less than the state's original $17 million estimate.


The construction site of the new Belfast courthouse, viewed from Market Street. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
An architectural rendering shows the new consolidated courthouse viewed from the corner of Church and Market streets. (Source: File image)
Comments (1)
Posted by: from the kitchen | Mar 01, 2018 05:26

OSHA aware that the guys setting steel are christmastreeing?

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