As of late October, over 30 percent of the construction at Fort McCoy’s new $20.6 million barracks has been completed, DVIDs reports.

The 60,000 square foot facility, built by contractor L.S. Black Constructors, is expected to be completed by August 2021.

The project is the first of eight new buildings being planned by the installation. The plan calls for constructing three more barracks with the same specifications, three 20,000-square-foot brigade headquarters buildings, and one 160-room officer quarters.

“The 1600 block will be completely transformed when all of this construction is completed years from now,” said Ken Green with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resident Office at Fort McCoy. “The 1600 block is a great location for this transformation, too, because it places these facilities for transient training troops near the post’s service-related facilities, such as the commissary, Exchange, and McCoy’s Community Center.”

According to the 2020 Fort McCoy Executive Summary, construction projects at the installation will have a $1.18 billion economic impact to local communities near the post in fiscal year 2019.

Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wi