Rusk County commissioners court approves bidding process for roof maintenance on jail, library, depot museum

Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 6:05 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 11:07 PM CDT

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Rusk County commissioners approved the bidding process for roof repairs at county jail, library and depot museum.

This follows a moisture test in which leaks were found. Original estimates to replace the entire jail roof were around $2,000,000. Now that they only need to replace part of the roof, they expect the cost to be closer to $750,000. The library will cost between $50,000 and $100,000, with the depot project costing around $20,000.

“There were a few places, not many on the jail, where the insulation has gotten wet but it wasn’t much, so we voted to go out on bids not for a complete replacement but to do something on those roofs,” Rusk County Judge Joel Hale.

They plan to use American Rescue Plan Act funds to pay for those projects. Judge Hale says they hope to have the work completed by the end of march.