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Shelby Co. commissioners hire engineering consultant DLZ to review garage, jail

Shelby County’s highway garage and jail will get a review by an architectural and design firm to set the direction and needs of the two facilities.

Commissioner Chris Ross says the Indianapolis firm will look at how to progress with the highway garage and the city / county combination effort in dealing with the solid waste district building design and transfer station.

Ross says revamping the entire highway garage area means a lot of moving parts.

Ross says DLZ will also give attention to the Shelby County Jail which is getting older and has had its issues since opening.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and Shelbyville Police Department both share office space in the facility.  Ross says plans are being talked for what could be a relocation in the future for the city’s police department.