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New Coplay building progressing

Coplay Borough’s new public works building project, on Bridge Street, is slightly behind its original schedule but is progressing.

The block walls are constructed, and the roof trusses are almost complete on the 15,500-square-foot facility. It will include eight truck bays and an office.

When the groundbreaking ceremony was held in late March, it was expected the project would be completed by mid-August. According to borough council President Louis Bodish, there were delays caused by recent weather conditions and the availability of construction supplies. The new expected completion time frame is mid-September.

With the current schedule, occupancy and operations in the new building will begin in October. Public works will then start the process of moving the vehicles, tools and other equipment to their new home.

Other projects planned for the site, such as a recycling center, will not start until phase one is completed.

Some small grants have been obtained for the projects, but most of the cost is currently being funded by the borough. Coplay Borough Council is still seeking additional grants.

PRESS PHOTO BY SCOTT M. NAGY Coplay Borough's new public works building project, on Bridge Street, is expected to be completed in mid-September.