Major renovation begins on downtown Columbus courthouse this week


Major renovation begins on downtown Columbus courthouse this week

A major renovation project geared toward making the historic U.S. post office and courthouse on 12th Street more secure has started this week.

The $6.72 million project will add an area where prisoners can be brought into the building and eventually the courtroom without contact with court personnel, witnesses, jurors and residents.

The 83-year-old, Depression-era building serves the dual purpose of federal courthouse and downtown post office and will continue to do so, but the improvements for the court side are necessary, said U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia Chief Judge Clay D. Land.

“Although the Columbus Division …

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