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SW Georgia Regional Airport makes safety improvement with grant

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Yvette Aehle, Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Director Yvette Aehle, Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Director

April 16, 2008

Albany-  A federal grant will allow the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport to continue repaving it's taxiways making the airport's infrastructure safer.

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $897,763 to the airport to repave Taxiways B, C, and F.

This is what the taxiways look like, it's been 30 years since they've been repaved and some are not currently being used because of their condition. Just last year, the main taxiway was widened and re-surfaced in a $6.3 million project.

"Obviously when you spend that much money on pavement it extends the useful life of that for 20 years so we won't have to do anymore work for that for at least 20 years," said Yvette Aehle, Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Director.

The next improvement the airport plans to make is replacing the terminal.

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