The Bradley County Commission is expected to take action on Monday to authorize the start of construction on a county workhouse.
The panel is also set to issue funds to allow energy improvements at the Bradley County Schools.
The contract for the workhouse went to Tri-Con Inc., a Cleveland-based firm, at a cost of $3,146,195.
The structure will include probation offices and leasable space.
The new facility, to be adjacent to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Jail and Courts complex, will hold up to 128 non-violent, low security inmates.
Allan Walsh was named in February as superintendent for the new workhouse.
The Bradley County Schools plan to enter into a contract with Energy Systems Group to upgrade school facilities within the existing county school budget.
The county schools pledged to cover all principal and interest costs associated with the county's backing of the project.