Fall is target for library completion


Hancock residents could be able to check out books from the new library in Widmeyer Park sometime this fall, if construction continues on schedule.

Brittany Higgins, Public Relations Coordinator for Washington County, said there haven’t been any delays or issues holding up the construction of the library so far. The project is scheduled for completion is October of 2018.

Ground was broken for the library last September in a ceremony with town, county, state, and library officials.

“The project is progressing as anticipated,” Higgins said. “Winter weather delays were anticipated and considered during the creation of the construction schedule.”

Eagle Construction Company of Greencastle, Pa. is the contractor for the project. The building has been designed and constructed for a total floor area of 8,134 gross square feet, Higgins said.

Costs for the new library have been estimated between $2.6 million and $2.7 million.

Contractors from The Eagle Construction Company work on the walls of the new Hancock library on Thursday afternoon, March 8. The library is scheduled to be completed in October.