County jail project again moving forward

Originally delayed due to a cost of nearly $20 million over budget, the Dane County Jail reconstruction project is again moving forward, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal.

The design team and architects have reworked plans to bring the project back within its $148 million budget. The original project included building an eight-story tower on the parking lot behind the Downtown Public Safety Building and closing two outdated jail facilities. The revised plan makes several changes including reducing the height of the building by 10 feet, eliminating a mechanical floor, and moving equipment to other areas. The architecture firm Mead & Hunt will complete construction documents and seek bids in the next step of the project.