During a special meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court on Monday, some of the final measures necessary for the completion of construction orders were approved by the Court. Representatives of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and the contractor were in attendance to answer questions from the Court.
The Court should vote to approve the final orders by the end of this week, clearing the way for construction to begin by next week.
If those final orders are approved by the Court, and by the THC, the contractor indicated that he and his crew will arrive by Monday, August 6th to start the preliminary construction tasks. That includes marking water, gas and sewer lines on the courthouse grounds, determining storage areas on the courthouse grounds and on surrounding streets, and finalizing the details of the full scope of the project.
According to the discussions held on Monday, the contractor has estimated a completion time of 151 days, or sometime early in 2013. Since the primary thrust of the project involves the removal and replacement of the roof and dome on the courthouse, weather will play a large role in that timeline.
The Mason County News will provide updates to the public concerning areas of the courthouse and grounds that will require detours and extra caution during the construction. We will also provide updates on what the community can expect to be seeing as far as scaffolding, construction equipment, etc.