Demolition of Franklin County Courthouse Underway

Demolition of Franklin County Courthouse Underway

BENTON – Demolition of the 145-year-old Franklin County Courthouse in Benton began this morning, with the process expected to continue for two weeks.

Barriers have been installed around the courthouse to help protect motorists driving around the square and crews working on the demolition.

Once demolition is finished, the remainder of the month of August will be used to complete all contract negotiations on construction for the new courthouse, which is set to begin Sept. 1.

The new 46,000 square-foot courthouse is expected to be completed late 2021.

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