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Council to discuss $4M increase for delayed police detachment
The opening of a new police campus has been delayed due to a leaky roof (CTV)
EDMONTON -- The new Edmonton Police Service northwest detachment will open approximately a year after it was supposed to, and now it is expected to cost more.
In July, it was revealed the building's three-acre roof had a leak believed to be caused by the freeze-thaw cycle.
The project was expected to remain within its $107-million budget, but on Tuesday, council will discuss a $4-million increase.
EPS Chief Dale McFee says the campus will likely open spring 2020.
"We gotta wait to go through another season here to see where it's at," McFee said. "I know everyone at the city is working hard, the contractors are working hard to get it done but I don't think we have a hard date yet."
The facility was supposed to open early 2019.
With files from CTV News Edmonton's Jeremy Thompson