A massive contract has been awarded to construct Louisville’s new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital.

An $840 million contract to Walsh-Turner Joint Venture II has been approved to build the medical center, according to a release from the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, the veterans’ hospital that the new facility will replace. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District will work with the Department of Veterans Affairs on the project, slated to be built at 4906 Brownsboro Road.

Groundbreaking should occur as early as this fall, and construction is expected to be finished in 2025.

“We are pleased to work alongside the USACE and Walsh Turner Joint Venture II to bring this world-class health care facility into reality for our Nation’s heroes,” said Stephen D. Black, medical center director at Robley Rex. “I want to recognize the support of our strong community partnerships and thank everyone who advocated to make this facility happen, especially our Veteran community in the Kentuckiana area.”

Read full article by Lucas Aulbach of the Louisville Courier Journal.