Marshall County commissioners plan to seek bids for construction of a new county jail.

The board of commissioners unanimously approved the action Monday after meeting with Bridget Mallin, a representative of the project’s construction manager, Loyd Builders of Ottawa. Also at the meeting were Sheriff Dan Hargrave, and undersheriff Tim Ackerman. The project’s architect, Jeff Lane with TreanorHL, Lawrence, participated in the meeting by telephone.