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Groundbreaking Begins on New Butte Justice Center

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Construction of the new Butte Justice Center is officially under way.

At a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon the Montana Attorney General along with members of Butte-Silver Bow County were the first to start digging.

The new justice center will house the Montana Highway Patrol office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Butte-Silver Bow Disaster and Emergency Management office.

The $2.5 million project will be funded through the state's long range building program, federal grants to Butte-Silver Bow County, and other grant-matching funds.

"We're cramped into a space for about half of the force that we have down here to do it efficiently," said Cool. Tom Butler with the Montana Highway Patrol. "So, it's going to allow better storage of evidence, better case tracking, and just be a better facility all the way around."

Construction of the new site is expected to be completed in December.

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