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Broward County approves $179 million contract for courthouse expansion

June 13, 2012 10:30AM

Broward County Courthouse

Broward County has approved a $178.8 million construction contract for the planned expansion of its downtown Fort Lauderdale courthouse, the Sun Sentinel reported. Cummings Construction has been awarded the contract for the project in a unanimous vote. “It’s about time,” said Broward Clerk Howard Foreman. “The people of Broward County deserve it, and right now, the building’s unhealthy to work in, and everybody knows it.” The cost could ultimately prove to be higher, as an error in the architectural drawings of the project led to estimate $8.5 million less than it should have been. [Sun Sentinel]