BEDFORD – The Bedford Redevelopment Commission awarded the bid for construction of the new police station to Fox Construction from Bloomington Thursday.
The new building will allow for growth, expansion and address safety concerns, increasing from 7,000 square feet, to 13,000 square feet.
The bid from Fox Construction was for a $2,024,000 base bid, with an Alternative A bid of $500 and a total alternate B bid of $38,688.
Construction will begin soon, and barring any unforeseen issues with supply chain delays, weather, or other issues, the new police station is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2023.
“It seems like it has taken several months to get to this point, but it is a great feeling to know that we’re heading in the right direction as a city and as the police department,” said Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore. “I know our guys are excited to get into a new, up-to-date building that they can be proud of and that the community can be proud of. Like the mayor said, we want our citizens to know that law enforcement means something, and we are excited to keep this going and hopefully be in the building by this time next year.”
In addition to the award of the bid for the construction of the police station the Bedford RDC also approved the award of a generator for the facility for $89,000.