WESTMORELAND, Pottawatomie County - The former Pottawatomie County Jail built in 1970 has been reduced to rubble. Demolition began on the building Tuesday morning. It was situated just to the east of the new law enforcement center entryway. The crew is sorting out the pieces and separate debris from materials that can be recycled.
Yesterday was the second full day of demolition of the old Jail and dispatch facility. County Administrator Robert Reece says progress is slow because of the proximity of the new justice center to the old facility.
According to Reece, once the old facility is down and debris is disposed of the ground will be filled and level in preparation for the construction of a circular drive in front of the new justice center. The drive will also provide easy access for approximately six handicap accessible parking stalls.
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