DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — Due to the extreme heat, construction on a new Dothan Fire Station will start before daylight at the end of this week.

Starting Friday, August 25, at 3:00 a.m., Lewis Construction will pour a concrete slab for Dothan Fire Station 10 on West Main Street between Roosevelt Drive and Westchester Drive.

Crews are starting early in the morning due to the extreme heat impacting the area.

The plans for Fire Station 10 and the relocation of Fire Station 3 have been in the works for over eight years.

The new station will have three bays with dayrooms, restrooms and shower facilities, room for turnout gear, and more.