The newest Fitchburg fire station is now expected to open in early to mid August, administrator Patrick Marsh said in June.

Marsh told alders at the June 25 Common Council meeting that the delay in opening the station at the corner of Clayton and Syene roads was the wait for the fiber internet connection. 

The initial plan when contractors broke ground in 2018 was to open it this May. That was already behind by the fall, when Marsh reported the opening was expected in July.

It will be the second new fire station to open in the city in the past two years, as the Marketplace Drive station opened in 2017, replacing the King James Way station.

The station's location was chosen to help decrease response times to new developments like Uptown and Terravessa on the east side of the city, and will also help serve the Southdale neighborhood in the Town of Madison, expected to become City of Fitchburg land by 2022.