State planning $81 million court in Torrington

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TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The state is planning to build an $81 million courthouse in Torrington to replace Superior Court buildings in Litchfield and Bantam.

Governor Malloy plans a news conference Tuesday morning to release details of the project, which has been placed on the state bond commission’s agenda for Thursday.

The Register Citizen reports the building would house six civil courtrooms, two criminal courtrooms, an arraignment courtroom four hearing rooms, six resident judges’ chambers, and one administrative judge’s chamber.

The Judicial Branch has requested more than $71 million in borrowing for the project, which it says will create more than 1,400 construction jobs.

Officials plan to break ground in the fall, and complete the project by the end of 2015.

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Information from: The Register Citizen, http://www.registercitizen.com

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