Pulaski Courthouse Elevator Replacement On-Schedule, but Slower than Originally Agreed

The replacement of the Pulaski County Courthouse elevator is on track to be complete by its October construction deadline. The problem is that the original legal agreement called for it to be installed by the end of September. The project is part of a larger effort to make the courthouse compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit over a lack of accessibility.

During Tuesday’s county commissioners meeting, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston said the actual construction should be done by the first week of October, but the state inspection would take another couple weeks. County Attorney Kevin Tankersley said they might avoid having to amend the federal order, by explaining to the opposing counsel how close they are to the deadline.