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New airport terminal could open next week

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport officials believe the new terminal will pass a second inspection on Tuesday and the opening won't be delayed again.

Passengers were supposed to start using the new facility on Wednesday but it did not pass an inspection by a fire marshal and building inspector last week.
    
Workers should finish fixing those issues on Tuesday morning.  Assuming everything goes as planned the airport can get the Certificate of occupancy and the terminal can open next Wednesday.

“After the certificate of occupancy is obtained then Delta Airlines will complete their move-in as well as the rental car agencies and of course the airport administration personnel, and then the airport will be ready to open for business to the public,” said inspection consultant David Maschke.
    
The contractor still has a pretty long list of mainly cosmetic items to complete that shouldn't further delay the opening.

The city could essentially dock the contractor $1500 a day since July 5th for the delays.

The city attorney and contractor will negotiate that potential reduction in payment once all the work is finished.

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