Bryan Council Makes Justice Center Cutbacks

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The Bryan city council made some choices to cut back on the cost of their justice center.

It was just last month that the council voted to approve the low bid on the project, which came in well over budget.

Tuesday , the council voted in favor of four of 14 reductions totaling just over $40,000. If all 14 had been approved, the total reduction would have been nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars.

Ground will be broken on the justice center a week from Tuesday. It will be the home to both the police department and Bryan's municipal courts.

On August 8, the city council approved the $17.7 million bid, which was reduced to $17.5 million with cuts at that time. The project was originally budgeted at $14.7 million.