Update: 4:45 pm, 4/20/17, Thursday
DECATUR -- Fire Station #4 is closing for repairs. It will give crews a chance to do some much-needed maintenance to the building.
The facility, on North 22nd Street, will close Tuesday and stay closed until the middle of May. While the building is closed, the crew will work out of Station #2.
Last year, the city council approved the improvements. Some stations are falling apart with plumbing issues, leaky roofs, structural problems and HVAC concerns. The closure will give crews time to make repairs.
Some stations are 90-years old. Three of seven firehouses need to be completely rebuilt.
Station #2 is another in desperate need of repairs. The fire chief says it will be about $8 million to do all the work. Station #4 is the first to get the work done.
Original: 1:30 pm, 4/20/17, Thursday
DECATUR -- Fire Station #4, in the 2700-block of North 22nd Street, will be closed from April 25 - May 11 for construction upgrades.
It's part of the city's plan to update area fire stations. During that time, the crew will work out of Station #2, in the 2700-block of East William Street.
In 2016, the city council approved critical improvements be made to the city's fire stations and public service facilities which had an average age of 51-years.
Some issues which could be addressed include plumbing deficiencies, leaky roofs, structural issues and HVAC failures.