DENTON - Phase one of an 87,000-sf expansion of the Denton County Jail is underway. The project will cost an estimated $30.7 million, with $22.5 million coming from a 2008 bond package.
The remaining money will come from tax notes and the county infrastructure program.
The project, near Woodrow Lane and McKinney St., will include 384 beds for dormitory, double-occupancy cells and single-occupancy cells. Plans also call for medical and dental facilities. Completion is set for 2015.
This is the first in a series of expansion phases for the jail, with later plans to improve the juvenile facility and law enforcement center.
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