Fort Lee expansion on track for Sept. completion

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Associated Press

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 8:03 AM

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A $1.2 billion expansion of Fort Lee is expected to be completed by a Sept. 30 deadline.

Fifty-six new buildings are being added to the base under the Base Realignment and Closure Act in 2005. Project manager Fritz Brandt told The Progress-Index that 45 buildings have been constructed so far.

Remaining projects include four buildings on the Ordnance Campus, two barracks buildings, a munitions/explosive ordnance disposal facility, a parade field and a troop medical clinic.

Brandt says the remaining projects are scheduled to be completed by this summer. Furnishing the buildings and other "follow-on" activities could take a few extra months.

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Information from: The Progress-Index, http://www.progress-index.com

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