Motorists who have driven by Olive Hill Road and State Route 76 have likely noticed that the new North County Fire Protection District fire station is under construction. Over the next few weeks they might not observe much progress, but that is because the next phase will involve interior matters.
The underground electrical and plumbing infrastructure and the foundation have been completed as well as the framing. The next phase will be the interior electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work including the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The exterior covering process will commence after the interior work is finished.
“Real happy with the contractor,” said NCFPD deputy fire chief Ed Sprague. “The performance with the overall project is outstanding.”
Keeton Construction of Temecula was the successful bidder for the fire station construction contract. The contract was awarded in September 2013 and the groundbreaking took place the following month. The prescribed construction period in the contract was 330 days.
“We’re essentially on schedule and on budget,” Sprague said.
In the absence of unforeseen circumstances, construction is expected to be complete by September.
“We should, more than likely, be occupying the facility in the month of October,” Sprague said.
The new fire station is a replacement for the existing Station 5, which is currently located near Bonsall Elementary School.
“We’re excited about bringing this project to fruition,” Sprague said. It’s a great asset.”