Courthouse groundbreaking set Aug. 23
CENTREVILLE — A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new County Circuit Courthouse will take place in town at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, located at 200 N. Commerce St. Elected officials and state delegation members will be in attendance for the gold shovel dirt fling, which is expected to last only 30 minutes.
“It’s just an opportunity to acknowledge the commencement of the construction of the new courthouse,” Public Works Director Todd Mohn said.
To make room for the new 41,600-square-foot structure, replacing the oldest continually operating courthouse in Maryland and third oldest in the United States built in 1792, demolition of the old Board of Election and State’s Attorney’s offices began on Thursday, Aug. 4.
Mohn said once the lot is cleared the contractor, Mullan Contracting Company, can begin the foundation
work for the building itself. Once the foundation is stabilized, he said, the contractors will begin bringing materials and supplies to the site to begin the expected 21-month construction process. The awarded contract was in the amount of $19.4 million.
Though the circuit courthouse is anticipated to have substantial completion by May of 2018,
Mohn said the official move in date wont be until the fall of 2018 because the court’s computer systems need to be installed. Mohn said a progress meeting will be held this week with the contractor to get a better handle on the schedule.
Questions or comments regarding the demolition may be directed to the Town of Centreville office at 410-758-1180.
Demolition of the old State’s Attorney and Board of Elections offices along Commerce Street in Centreville began on Thursday, Aug. 4, to make room for the new 41,600-square-foot courthouse.