YORK – The construction of the expansion at the York County Courthouse continues to be underway.

In the last two weeks, the addition was the recipient of a roof.

And in the last week, the concrete for the basement floor was poured.

The structure itself has been standing for some time now, and it is expected that the windows will be installed next week.

Once the structure is completely enclosed, the interior work can begin and the project will likely pick up speed because weather will no longer be such an important factor in the process.

Earlier, weather played a key role in slowing down the process as it was a very wet winter and spring.

Some have questioned whether the brick of the new facility matches that of the courthouse -- that was discussed not long ago by the county commissioners. They said this is the exact same brick that was used to build the courthouse itself and it came from the same company. The slight difference in color is because the elements have faded the courthouse brick – and the elements will fade the brick on the new facility as well.

This new addition will house the combined emergency communications center. It is expected that the call center will be moved into the new addition this fall.

After that is completed, there will be some renovations done to the area used by the sheriff’s department, and the commissioners’ meeting room (which is now housed in the basement of the courthouse) will be moved to the main floor.

Lacey Construction is the general contractor of the $2 million project.

Editor’s note: More will be published in Friday’s York News-Times regarding the project, including a look from the interior as the county commissioners were able to take their first tour of the inside this week.

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