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Sherman fire station to get new address

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An architectural drawing of the new Fire Station No. 4. in Sherman. (KTEN) An architectural drawing of the new Fire Station No. 4. in Sherman. (KTEN)
Sherman's Fire Station No. 4 will be relocated. (KTEN) Sherman's Fire Station No. 4 will be relocated. (KTEN)
An architectural drawing of the new Fire Station No. 4. in Sherman. (KTEN) An architectural drawing of the new Fire Station No. 4. in Sherman. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- Fire Station No. 4 is getting a new address.

"We're very excited," said Sherman Fire Department Chief Danny Jones. "For the last few years, we've seen the need that that station needed to move to the west."

And move it will: About one mile from its current location at the southeast corner of U.S. 75 and FM 1417 to Northgate Drive in Progress Park, on the west side of U.S. 75.

Jones said he's been waiting three years for this moment.

"We've kind of have searched and searched and searched to try to find that perfect spot that's going to provide for the most public safety," city spokesman Nate Strauch said. We think it will provide excellent access, not only to the highway but to the future Sherman High School once that's built."

The current Fire Station No. 4 has been in use since 1968 without any significant renovations or improvements.

"It's an old, outdated building... we needed a new one," Jones said.

The project will cost up to $3.5 million.

"The Sherman City Council actually next week will be looking at approving a contract for a construction manager to work on this project, with the hope being that by the first of the year we can have broken ground," Strauch  said.

Earlier this month, Sherman announced Schulman's Movie Bowl Grill will be built in this southern sector of the city, so a lot of growth is anticipated.

"It's kind of working hand-in-hand," Jones said. "We're going to get to move, and the city's going to benefit from that corner being developed."

Fire officials are hoping the construction project should take about one year.

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