Crews pour concrete at the Historic Courthouse during the current phase of the renovation project. Photo submitted

Crews pour concrete at Historic Courthouse renovation

Work continues at the Historic Courthouse renovation project as concrete is poured to construct the side-walk ramp leading to the historic courthouse’s front entrance, the footing and foundation for the exterior elevator, according to Deputy County Administrative Officer Tony Shaw.

In mid January, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors acted to hire Broward Builders, Inc., based in Woodland, California, for the current phase of work. Then, in mid-February, crews were given notice to proceed with construction.

“This phase of work includes protecting the courthouse’s historic features during the construction work. Seismic work will include cast in place interior concrete walls. ADA work will include the exterior elevator, concrete sidewalks, and paving the parking area. Life-safety improvements will include an exterior stairway. There will also be a new underground electrical service and preparing for new I.T. infrastructure,” Shaw wrote earlier this month.

The estimated completion date is Aug. 6. Shaw also noted there are provisions for extending the completion date due to inclement weather or other factors. Engineering and Architectural Services are being provided to the County by Lionakis, of Sacramento, California.

Projected cost for this phase of work was bid at $3,056,374. Project costs are paid from a state grant awarded to Lassen County in 2018 with assistance received from Senator Brian Dahle.