Time lapse video condenses courthouse construction into 30 seconds

Mar 20, 2015 3:59 PM by News Staff

After nearly two years of construction the brand new Butte County Courthouse will open Monday in south Chico.

A time lapse video sent to Action News Now shows the entire construction project in just 30 seconds.

The new courthouse, located in southeast Chico off Bruce Road and East 20th Street, will handle civil and north county traffic cases. Family and juvenile dependency cases will also be transferred over from Oroville.

The courthouse broke ground in May 2013 and cost $65 million.

The courthouse is the only project in California that fell under Senate Bill 1407, a bill which funds courthouse projects, in part, from fines and fees. "This project is not paid for locally by Butte County," Butte Superior Court Executive Officer Kimberly Flener said. "It is not part of our general fund, it comes from those funds specifically dedicated for courthouse construction.


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