Construction is underway on a long-planned station for the Apalachin Fire Department.

The new facility is being built on Pennsylvania Avenue on the site of the old station which was demolished three months ago.

Brian Rieber, chairman of the Apalachin Board of Fire Commissioners, said crews have been installing the infrastructure for the new building.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Rieber said the steel for the structure will be delivered soon and the skyline at the site will start to change.

The radio tower that was used for the old station remains standing and will be used again when the new building is completed.

Rieber said $2.5 million was borrowed to pay for the new fire station. He said the total cost of the project is expected to be about $3 million.

Plans call for the facility to be put into service by the end of the year.

The foundation for the new Apalachin fire station number one. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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