Additions to old Ward County jail renovation project

MINOT, N.D.- With the Ward County Jail addition finished and inmates moved in, construction crews now turn to renovating part of the old jail.

Tuesday morning the County Commissioners approved use of contingency funds for work on the renovations.

The money goes to work on the walls, ceilings, and lights in rooms that will become an administrative office for the corrections staff.

The additions to the project will cost more than $100,000 total.

“Now that we're done with, give or take, 85% of your project as a whole, these are items that we can now comfortably bring back into the project using unspent contingency dollars,” said JLG architect, Eric Hoffer.

Also among the additions are systems to prevent the toilets in the new jail from overflowing. Those were originally left out of the plan.