Cheyenne officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the city's new Public Safety  building on at 9 a.m Tuesday, August 26..

The building will be located on the site of the old Dinneen's Car Dealership in downtown Cheyenne, and part of the existing dealership building will be incorporated into the new structure. Crews have been working on the site for some time doing preliminary work and removing asbestos and other hazardous materials from the old building.

Demolition on the parts of the old building that will not be used is scheduled to get underway this week., and at Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony the Laramie County Explosives Ordinance Unit will demonstrate some explosives charges by kicking off the demolition work.

Laramie County voters in 2012 approved spending $25 million in sixth penny sales tax revenues on the building, which will house the Cheyenne Police Department as well as the Cheyenne Fire&Rescue Department administration and other emergency responders.

The building is scheduled to open in January of 2016.