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Courthouse renovations are getting closer for the new courtroom to be built

Bidding for construction on the Tippecanoe County Courthouse courtrooms and additions is right around the corner.

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 10:30 PM
Updated: Sep 25, 2019 11:59 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Bidding for construction on the Tippecanoe County Courthouse courtrooms and additions is right around the corner.

"This will be the new Superior Court 7," said county commissioner, Tom Murtaugh.

But right now Superior Court 7 is the auxiliary courtroom.

Once bidding is complete, renovations will start in January of 2020.

It includes building a new juvenile courtroom, a new jury room on the 4th floor and space for CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate.

The second juvenile courtroom will match the aesthetic of the other one located right next to it.

With that addition the Tippecanoe County Courthouse will be home to ten courts.

Tom Murtaugh said county commissioners approved this because it is needed for the community.

"I mean it is a part of public safety," said Murtaugh. "We as a county are tasked in providing these services."

The project will be finished by January of 2021.

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