Mono County Jail Project (Under Construction)

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In 2017, Mono County obtained a grant from the California “Board of State and Community Corrections” (BSCC) for $25,000,000 to build a new jail in Bridgeport, California.

To date, Mono County has worked to complete the required site due diligence, and worked with the State Public Works Board and the BSCC to obtain project establishment. (October 2022).

Mono County hired Lionakis, an expert in Corrections facility design, to design the jail and final site improvements.

Mono County hired Kitchell to act as the county’s representative in the construction process as a construction manager. They will stay on until the end of the project and perform the commissioning process, which verifies all building operations.

Mono County Public Works will provide a recurring update on the Mono County Jail Project at the first Board of Supervisors Meeting each month.

Construction Schedule (subject to change)

January 2021

  • Site due diligence began (PROCESS BEGAN)

January 2022

  • Began removal of existing Medical equipment and stored materials (COMPLETED)

November 2022

  • Mono County Board Item - Hazardous Materials Removal (COMPLETED)
  • Mono County Board Item – Presentation and Budget adjustments (COMPLETED)

May 2023

  • Hazardous Materials removal begins (COMPLETED)

August 2023

  • Hazardous Materials abatement and monitoring tasks completed (COMPLETED)

​June 2023

  • Approval received from the California State Department of Finance to continue the design process (COMPLETED)

September 2023

  • Utility relocation begins (PROCESS BEGINS)
  • Lionakis prepared construction bid package for submittal to State Fire Marshal (COMPLETED)
  • State Fire Marshal plan review begins (PROCESS BEGINS)

October 2023

  • Continue site utility relocation work
  • Begin building demolition
  • Continue Site Ground Lease work with Department of General Services and Board of State and Community Corrections

November 2023

  • Testing to confirm potential liquefaction (COMPLETED)

December 2023 - January 2024

  • Complete site utility relocation
  • Develop bid set for Earthwork (which will include rapid impact compaction)
  • Begin County Building Permit Process

January 2024

  • Develop bid set for Earthwork (which will include rapid impact compaction)

January - March 2024

  • Respond to comments from the State Fire Marshall and incorporate into plans and specifications
  • Plan review for structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
  • Complete Ground Lease Approval with DGS and BSCC
  • Advertise for bid, bid process and select Earthwork contractor
  • Get County Building Permit Approval

April 2024

  • State Fire Marshall approval
  • Award and execute Earthwork project (which will include rapid impact compaction)
  • Advertise for bid on complete Jail construction project

May-June 2024

  • Bid process and Construction Contractor selection
  • Award and execute Jail construction project contract

June 2024 - February 2026

  • Construct Mono County Jail

December 2025

  • Mono County Sheriff's begin preparing for move

April 2026

  • Jail construction generally complete

June 2026

  • Inmates move in

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