Fayette County Prison Project

The Fayette County Prison Project is the ongoing construction of a new county jail at 245 McClellandtown Road in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. 


The new, 114,500-square-foot facility will replace the existing county jail, which was built in 1892.


Key features: 

  • 170 precast concrete cells with 330 beds.
  • Four stories (two floors with two mezzanines). 
  • Flexible housing for easier classification and segregation of inmates. 
  • Direct supervision management model with enhanced security and safety features. 
  • Programming and treatment space for inmate rehabilitation.
  • Replica cell for in-house corrections officer training.
  • Design-incorporated sustainable features. 
  • Potential for future expansion of an additional 68 cells and 132 beds. 
Fayette County Prison Siteplan

Project Status: Construction Phase - June 2021

Demo complete June 3 2021

The Fayette County Prison Project is now entering the Construction Phase. 

The facility will be located on the former site of the U.S. Army Reserve Center, which sat vacant since the early 2000s. Demolition of the existing structure and preparation of the site for construction was completed in May 2021. 

The project's estimated completion date is currently January 2023, with the facility expected to be move-in ready by March 2023, and fully operational soon after. 

Fayette County Prison Project Team


In addition to the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, Dave Lohr, chairman; Vince Vicites and Scott Dunn, other key project entities include: 

  • L.R. Kimball - prime; architecture; mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineering; and demolition consulting. 
  • Colliers Engineering & Design and McMillen Engineering - Site and civil engineering and permitting. 
  • SiteLogIQ - Construction management. 
  • Professional Systems Engineering - Security and telecom services. 
  • McFarland, Kistler & Associates - Food and laundry services. 
  • Shallenberger Construction Inc. - Sitework construction. 
  • Nello Construction - General trades construction. 
  • Breckenridge Kitchen Equipment - Food service construction.
  • Interstate Fire Protection Co. - Fire protection construction. 
  • Vrabel Plumbing LLC.  - Plumbing construction. 
  • Hranec Mechanical  - HVAC construction. 
  • Bob Biter Electrical Enterprises  - Electrical construction. 
  • Canfield Development  - Asbestos abatement. 
  • Ritenour & Sons  - Demolition and site preparation. 

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You can now keep up with the Fayette County Prison Project through the Public Relations Initiative. Visit our archive here or check our Facebook for regular updates.

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Groundbreaking 3Fayette County Prison Project Outreach

The Fayette County Community Relations Office is currently conducting project outreach for all county municipalities, as well as local service organizations and other interested groups. The outreach includes a brief presentation and opportunities for discussion about the ongoing Fayette County Prison Project.

For more information or to request an outreach presentation for your organization, contact Community Relations Coordinator Kaylie Moore at kmoore@fayettepa.org or 724-430-1200, ext. 1611.


Prison Project Photos

Prison 3D Renderings