Client – Audrain County

Cochran has worked with Audrain County on several projects over the years and is a valued client.  Below are two of the projects that we have partnered on.  Some of the services provided for those projects are civil engineering, land surveying, geotechnical engineering, environmental, testing and inspection and construction administration.

The Audrain County Courthouse, located in Mexico, Missouri is more than just a historic building, it is the cornerstone of the community and nerve center of the County government.  Designed in 1950, all renovations were carefully introduced to ensure they aligned with the architect’s vision. Special attention was paid to the three monuments which were carefully restored to their original luster. This project was the first in revitalizing the downtown area.  The Audrain County Courthouse Grounds and Memorial includes the Lady of Liberty, Audrain County Veterans Memorials and the Exercise Tiger Memorial.


The Audrain County Jail Expansion consists of an addition of two dayrooms, an enlarged sally port, numerous interior improvements, and extensive site work improvements. The day room additions will accommodate 32 additional beds for the facility and the central control room is being expanded to provide proper site lines into all day rooms. The sally port is being expanded to accommodate multiple vehicles including larger ambulances. The booking and intake area is also being renovated, providing new bullpen areas, padded cells, and an improved booking desk.  The total project cost is estimated at 5.9M and is currently under construction.

Cochran is providing surveying services and full civil construction drawings for the project.  The survey work consists of a topographic survey of the 15-acre site.  The civil construction drawings include the layout of the parking field and associated drive aisles, and utility infrastructure to serve the two building additions.  The existing gravel parking lot will be paved and a new drive and parking lot for the sally port will be constructed.