The new county transportation building on Farm Road 1442 looks complete on the outside, but still needs a few interior touches, according to Precinct 3 Commissioner John Dubose.

The structure is next to the building that includes the county’s veterans administration and health code compliance offices.

The 13,000-square-foot, 2.85 acre facility will house some 17 buses that will transport area citizens and take part in the Meals on Wheels program. 

A transportation dispatcher said Tuesday she believed a few new buses had been ordered.

County commissioners approved the building in January, saying a new facility is more practical than the two separate equipment depots the county now has in Vidor and Orange.

Ground was broken about six months ago and the project appears to be on its then-announced schedule of a late September completion date.

Dubose and Precinct 4 Commissioner Beamon Minton worked on the project together. 

The cost is about $1,475,600, but the county paid only $297,000 because of an available federal grant. 

G and G Construction is the main contractor.