The Genesee County Jail project recently marked a milestone as crews set the first modular precast cell unit into place. LeChase is the general construction/general trades contractor for the new 80,000-SF jail, which will have 184 cells across four pods, as well as an administrative building and a standalone maintenance building.
The precast cells are made in a factory in Pennsylvania. Between six and eight cells are being trucked to the project site for installation every day. Each arrives fully painted and furnished with a bed, sink and toilet. All openings, piping, and conduits are also cast into each cell, along with window and door frames.
Prior to placing the first precast cell, LeChase completed foundation work for the pods as well as the slab-on-grade and roof for the administration building. Masonry work at the site started in October and will continue through the spring. Remaining cells should be in place by mid-March. Substantial completion of the overall project is expected in early 2024.
For WHAM news coverage of the first cell being placed, click here.