New Lycoming County Prison

Project Name

New Prison


Lycoming County, PA

Project Description

Quandel Construction overcame site constraints during construction of the Lycoming County Prison to bring the project in on time and within budget. The prison’s location in the heart of the commercial district in downtown Williamsport necessitated precise scheduling for material deliveries and construction work to avoid further site constraints. Quandel constructed the two-story masonry structure, which features a second-floor outdoor gym. The new facility was built to house approximately 150 inmates, a kitchen and cafeteria, a sally port for picking up prisoners, and a delivery room for unloading and storing supplies.

Square Footage

65,000 Sq. Ft.

Owner’s Name

Lycoming County Government


L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Ebensburg, PA

Quandel took extra precautions to ensure that the construction went smoothly, such as fencing in the entire city block-sized site and pouring larger-than-specified concrete footers after an underground oil tank was discovered that required extra excavation and fill. Quandel didn’t skimp. They did a good job for the County. I didn’t hear any complaints from anyone during construction or after the prison was finished. The building has held up, and the quality of construction has helped maintain our security record.
Robert Buttorff, former Clerk of Works