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August 22, 2013

$17.2 million contract for construction of state office complex awarded

FAIRMONT — The contract for the construction of the new state office complex on Adams Street was officially awarded late last week.

According to Diane Holley-Brown, communication director for the state Department of Administration, the contract was awarded to PJ Dick Inc., a general contracting and construction company headquartered in Pittsburgh, for $17.2 million.

Although contractors have visited the site this week, construction has not yet begun. But Marion County commissioner Butch Tennant said at Wednesday’s county commission meeting that construction will start Monday.

In February 2009, the state Department of Administration decided to close the West Virginia State Office Complex located on Adams Street due to structural problems.

Then, in April 2010, the county acquired the Fairmont Theatre property, which was located in the middle of the 400 block of Adams Street, for $200,000. It was the first official step in the project to replace the state building.

The Marion Regional Development Corp. worked with other property owners to acquire the land not already owned by the city or county that was needed for the project to move forward.

 

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