Groundbreaking for the new North Riley County EMS Station is scheduled for Monday in Leonardville.

The facility will house a full-time staffed ambulance and crew. The building will include an apparatus bay, sleeping rooms, office, kitchen, a commons area and storage. The total budget for the project is about $867,000.

The project was approved by Riley County commissioners in early 2022, following a push from north county residents, concerned with long response times for ambulance service.

Schultz Construction is the contractor for construction. Anderson Knight Architects designed the facility.

Construction is expected to be completed by September.