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City of Opelika Breaks Ground on New Fire Station Headquarters

The City of Opelika is excited to break ground on its new Fire Station Headquarters today. Joining the Mayor at the event are current Fire Chief Byron Prather, former Fire Chief Albert Smith and former Fire Chief Terry Adkins, along with City Council members, city employees and construction and architect representatives. The new Fire Station 1, will be located at the corner of Avenue B and 7th Street and will be a two-story brick state-of-the-art fire station with four large bays for emergency vehicles and will be approximately 13,171 square feet.

Construction is beginning in February, with an expected completion date of December 2017. This is a budgeted line item project and the City will not be borrowing any funds for this $2.9 million dollar project at this time.