An industrial hygienist and the project manager for renovations at the Washington County Courthouse Annex will meet with employees at the building today about asbestos removal that is to begin there within weeks.
The removal will begin a 15-month, $4.2 million renovation project.
Gary Pozzouli, project manager for renovations, said Wednesday that asbestos abatement on two floors of the courthouse will begin in mid-September. He said the removal of items such as fireproofing and floor tiles will take up to six weeks each for the basement and first floor of the courthouse.
Renovations to the building will include adding holding cells, enlarging existing courtrooms, building an additional courtroom and increasing space for administrative services.