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)

August 2023 - January 2024

  • Site utility relocation work (COMPLETED)
  • Building demolition (COMPLETED)

November 2023

  • Testing to confirm potential liquefaction (COMPLETED)

January - May 2024

  • Bid set for Earthwork - which will include rapid impact compaction (IN PROCESS)

January - August 2024

  • Respond to comments from the State Fire Marshall and incorporate into plans and specifications (IN PROCESS)
  • Plan review for structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (IN PROCESS)
  • Complete Ground Lease Approval with DGS and BSCC (IN PROCESS)
  • Get County Building Permit (IN PROCESS)
  • Award and execute Earthwork project - which will include rapid impact compaction

August - October 2024

  • Receive State Fire Marshall approval
  • Receive County Building Department approval
  • Bid process and Construction Contractor selection

December 2024 - April 2025

  • Receive Department of Finance approval
  • Receive Notice to Proceed
  • Mobilization, long lead items, begin construction (weather permitting)

April 2025 - June 2026

  • Construct Mono County Jail

June - August 2026

  • Occupancy
  • Inmates move in

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