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South West Georgia Regional Airport to move radio towers

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New terminal under construction at the South West Georgia Regional Airport New terminal under construction at the South West Georgia Regional Airport
Yvette Aehle, Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Director Yvette Aehle, Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Director
The old terminal at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport The old terminal at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

City commissioners give the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport permission to go ahead with the next phase of a major construction project, if the federal government approves grant money for it.

As construction on the new terminal wraps up, the Federal Aviation Administration requires radio towers be moved from the old terminal into a new structure next to the air traffic control tower.

The airport applied for two F-A-A grants, worth about $500, to pay for the relocation as the next phase of the new terminal project.

"The FAA, obviously, is part of this program too. They're not going to let us just build the current terminal without moving forward. This is a multi-air program, and we've been in close contact with the FAA throughout the last five years to get us to this point," said Yvette Aehle, ABY Director.

Aehle said demolition of the old terminal can begin once the towers are moved into the new 300 sq. ft. structure. She said a parking lot will be built in place of the old terminal as the third phase of construction.

The new terminal is scheduled to open July 10th.

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