The Will County Board broke ground on Tuesday on a new 60,000 square foot building for the Will County Health Department (WCHD). The new facility will replace a century old building that the Health Department has operated out of since the 1940’s and which can no longer adequately serve the needs of county residents. The new WCHD building will be built adjacent to the existing building which will be demolished once the new facility is completed. The County Board entered into a project labor management agreement (PLA) in October to ensure high quality construction, cost effectiveness, and timeliness. The agreement was inked with the Three Rivers Construction Alliance, the Will and Grundy Counties Building Trades Council and Leopardo Inc. Expected completion of the project is mid-2020.