New post office on schedule |

New post office on schedule

by staff

Walls are going up for Carson City’s new $7.5 million post office at Roop Street and Little Lane. The project is on schedule for a Nov. 1 deadline.

“We’re pretty much right on time,” said construction superintendent Bill Jenkins. “I don’t see anything that will get in the way.”

Jenkins said he wasn’t sure that was going to be the case when work began on Jan. 24.

“When we first started, we had those storms coming one week after another, and I thought, ‘Oh boy,'” he said. “But we didn’t lose that many days and we are right on schedule.”

According to Jenkins, the post office could be completed as early as Oct. 15.

“As of Nov. 1, I’m supposed to be totally of here,” Jenkins said.

The post office is on the east side of Roop Street, near the Nevada Department of Transportation office.

The 37,000-square-foot post office will replace the main office on Washington Street, which has been in use since 1970.

The new building was designed in the style of the Paul Laxalt State Building.

Built in 1888, the Laxalt Building was the post office before operations were moved to Washington Street.

The new post office will offer more services, including an increase in parking from 18 spaces to 78 spaces.

The Washington office has 3,250 post office boxes and the new building will have 5,318 boxes. Like the new Ormsby Station serving the 89706 zip code and the post office branch at the SuperKmart on North Carson Street, the new station will offer a postal store to cater to stamp collectors and those interested in post office merchandise.