According to a report from Community Impact, construction on the Leander (TX) Fire Department’s (LFD’s) fifth fire station is expected to be completed in April in time for a May opening.
LFD Fire Station No. 5, located at 2800 Travisso Parkway, will feature at least three new-hire firefighters and serve the western side of the city that includes Travisso, Crystal Falls, and the Nameless Road area. A police substation is also part of the project.
The station was originally budgeted at a cost of around $4 million, but several change orders increased the total to $4.3 million. Ellen Maas, the city’s capital improvement program manager, said the station is 85 percent complete as of Thursday, March 4.
The council has recently approved an expansion and remodel of LFD Fire Station No. 2, located on Crystal Falls Parkway, which hopes to improve response times by 10-20 minutes and will feature a bay and living quarters for a new Williamson County Emergency Medical Services unit.