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Albany Airport improves fence security

August 14, 2007

Albany -- A new security fence is being installed around Albany's Southwest Georgia Regional Airport to comply with federal security rules.

 Workers are installing three thousand feet of security fencing across the north section of the Airport property. The chain link fence will be six feet tall with two more feet of barbed wire across the top.

The old security fence is still intact, but it's overgrown with brush and trees. When this section is finished, the entire 900 acres of the airport runways will be completely enclosed by security fencing. Airport Director Yvette Aehle said "To date we have spent over 100 thousand dollars on perimeter fencing, so this is just a continuation of that fencing project. When it is finished in approximately 45 days, then it will be completely done."

 The security fencing project is being paid for with money from the passenger facility charge paid by air passengers for maintenance and security of airports.

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