Prince William County’s new animal shelter could be opening a little later than expected.
The facility, which is replacing a building located at 14807 Bristow Road in Manassas, was predicted to open in February 2021.
Due to delays during the design step and the construction bidding process, the completion date has been pushed back.
It was one of a few projects that Department of Public Works Director Tom Bruun presented to the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) recently, according to a release from Prince William County.
Bids for the project were submitted in November 2019, with the lowest coming in around $13.2 million — $2.7 million more than the construction budget.
Officials have been working alongside Taft Construction to determine ways to reduce costs.
After the plans have been decided on, the BOCS will receive the estimates. Before construction can begin, the board must give permission for the awarding of a contract.
The work is expected to take 18 months. If a contract is awarded in a few weeks, it may be finished by fall 2021.
In addition to the animal shelter, details on Fire and Rescue Station 6, Fire and Rescue Station 22, and the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center were presented.
Station 6, which stands at 13712 Dumfries Road in Manassas, started operating in September.
Officials are working with families to reinterment remains that were in a cemetery on the property.
Construction has begun on Station 22 off Balls Ford Road in Gainesville. It’s slated to wrap up in January 2021.
Project leaders have finished most of the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center expansion and are working on its interior.
More than 200 beds are being added to the facility, which is expected to be completed in July.