Lycoming County is considering a $40 million plan to build a new county jail outside of the city after consultants presented a plan today to the county Prison Board.
Prison construction consultants CGL and architecture firm L.R. Kimball presented a design for a 538-bed, one-floor facility that combines the county prison and pre-release Center at one site.
The estimated $40 million price tag does not include land cost.
"Three years from the time you say go is probably the minimum building time," CGL vice president Robert Goble said.
The prison and pre-release center has a total of 392 beds but in recent times has outgrown its facilities.
Look for more on this story in Saturday's Sun-Gazette.