Over the past several weeks, the building that will be Lodi Fire Station 2 have been rising on Cherokee Lane.
The new station, which is being built by Diede Construction of Woodbridge, is expected to be completed by Dec. 29, the date specified in the contract, according to Jeff Hood, City of Lodi spokesman.
So far, the underground utilities have been installed, the foundation has been laid, framing is completed and the exterior work has begun, Hood said. Once the exterior is completed, the next phase will be the interior of the new building.
The Lodi City Council approved a $4.2 million contract with Diede to build the 7,200-square-foot station in August 2014. Work began in October.
The new station will be similar in size to Fire Station 4, complete with two apparatus bays, four sleeping rooms, living areas, equipment storage, an exercise room, offices, a public lobby and 1,800-square-foot support vehicle storage building.
When built, the station is expected to last 50 years, the project manager said at the time.
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