City breaks ground on two fire stations

On Monday, Nov. 16, Round Rock City Councilmembers, Fire Chief David Coatney, members of the Fire Department, City officials and area residents celebrated the ground breaking ceremony of Fire Station No. 4 and Fire Station No. 8.

“The construction of these two fire stations is to improve the response needs of the community and shows our City’s dedication to the safety and well-being of our citizenry,” Battalion Chief Shane Glaiser said.

The groundbreaking was celebrated at the future home of Station No. 4. Station No. 8 will be at 1612 Red Bud Lane. The new station No. 4 will replace an existing station on Gattis School Road. The two new stations will improve response times in the southeast section of the city.

These new fire stations are approximately 11,779 square feet, one story with three apparatus bays. They are the first to be constructed with bond funds approved by Round Rock voters in 2013. They will include all typical amenities for fire rescue personnel and are deigned to be energy efficient.

Estimated cost of construction is $4.1 million per station. The stations were designed by WHJ Architecture.

The projects are scheduled to begin construction on Tuesday, Nov. 17. We anticipate work to be completed in approximately 11 months, weather permitting.

For more on the new stations, check out this Quarry blog post.




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