This posted was updated Friday morning (Apr. 5) after Beckenhauer Construction announced the opening date has been moved to Tues. April 16.

HASTINGS, Neb. – After months of delays and setbacks to the finished product, the new Adams County Jail is opening on April 16.

The opening date was originally scheduled for April 17, but Beckenhauer Construction has moved the ribbon cutting date one day earlier to April 16.

Originally, the Adams County jail was supposed to open in Fall of 2023, but delays with contractors getting necessary items to finish the building and other factors kept pushing back the date.

The initial cost of the new facility was estimated to be $38 million, but the final cost is still being determined. 

Perks of the new facility will be space to house 158 inmates, which is space for over 100 more than the current building downtown.

It will also be able to house juvenile and female inmates, who cannot be booked into the current jail.

The jail is located at 1335 West M St. in Hastings. The ribbon cutting ceremony is at 2 p.m. on the 16th, and guided tours of the jail will follow along afterward.