Two new fire stations are expected to open on opposite ends of Forsyth County within the coming year.
The plans for Stations 6 and 8 were recently approved by the county commission, with construction to be handled by D.A. Edwards and Co. for about $5.6 million.
Station 8 will be a replacement facility. It will be built on the same spot, 6015 Keith Bridge Road in north Forsyth, as its predecessor of the same name.
Fire Division Chief Shivers said the current station is a relic that does not have adequate infrastructure.
The second fire station, which will we be built in southeast Forsyth, is part of other improvements.
There is currently no Fire Station 6.
Shivers said the two new fire stations would be “virtually identical” in design, though Station 6 will have some exterior variations to comply with the Peachtree Parkway Overlay.
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