Renovations and upgrades for the Whitman County Courthouse in Colfax are running behind schedule.
The 10 million dollar project began last fall which re-located county offices to temporary locations. The project was set to be complete by early July. Construction delays caused by supply chain issues have pushed completion of the project into August. County offices will then move back into the courthouse one at a time. All offices should be moved back into the newly renovated facility by early October.
The project includes a new HVAC system and new elevator. Workers have also been installing new fiber, windows, lighting and ceilings. The jail is getting a new backup generator. The courthouse electrical system is being upgraded and asbestos is being removed.
Whitman County is using federal government coronavirus relief funding and reserves to pay for the work. County offices have been operating out of temporary locations in Colfax and Pullman during the work.