Final touches on construction and landscaping are still underway outside the new courthouse.
By Tiffany Griffith
Jacksonville, FL —
The delays keep coming for the Duval County Courthouse.
Scheduled testing of the new Adams Street structure's safety systems was postponed until Saturday.
Jacksonville Councilman Bill Bishop tells Channel 4, Turner Construction is still in the process of installing the fixes.
If the system passes the test, Bishop says the new courthouse would be ready for public use by Monday. If it doesn't, he says they would have to work out a secondary plan that could delay the opening of the courthouse by another month.
Regardless of whether the courthouse is ready by the start of next week or not, jury duty has been cancelled for Monday.
We've also learned that some courthouse employees are on paid administrative leave this week. But Court Administrator Joe Stelma would not tell us how much that's costing -- and whether the city will recoup those costs from Turner Construction.
He referred our questions to the General Counsel. We have not heard back yet.