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SPD's new property room under budget... for now

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SHREVEPORT, La. -

The concrete is dry at Shreveport Police's new property and evidence room on Hope Street, but the project's budget numbers are still fluid.

The project has a $3.7 million budget from the 2011 bond election. Construction estimates reach only $2.4 million.

Authorities say some of the extra $1.3 million was spent when they unearthed a major problem when laying the foundation: bricks, footings, and old slabs of foundation from long-gone structures that once stood on the site.

"All of that has to be removed before you can build your new structure," Assistant Chief Wayne Smith says. "So the change orders and the unexpected things have been eating at that like honey bees."

So far, Smith says change orders- or unexpected costs- have dug into the budget at a total of $85,000.

The furniture, fixtures and equipment are expected to be another $800,000.

Despite the budget ups and down, Smith says the biggest headache isn't even financial, it's scheduling.

"The plumbers can't do anything until the dirt people get through," Smith says. "Just scheduling so everything fits in its right place, it's been taxing."

Smith says the project is still on track to finish on time by late March or early April.

Once the building's complete, workers will have to move thousands of weapons, drugs, clothing items and pieces of furniture- related to ongoing and closed court cases- from the old space to the Hope Street location.

Authorities say there was a small issue related to parking. It turns out, some of the planned parking spots crossed onto the 911 Center's property. Both sides say they are confident they will work out a solution. SPD will likely contain property room parking to their side of the border instead of sharing space with 911 personnel.

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