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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Dougherty Aviation Commission will ask the city to chip in extra money to finish the last phase of the major overhaul to Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. Monday night The Aviation Commission accepted a 3.5-million dollar bid for phase three that includes tearing down the old terminal and building a new parking lot.     

The initial bids came in unexpectedly high, so the commission removed some items from the project including a covered walkway.  

"I think that because of the extreme difference between the expected cost and actual cost, that we just spent the money we had and decided to do without some of the things we would like," said Dr. Frank Middleton, Commission member.       

The city commission must sign off on the deal, and airport officials will ask the city for an extra $400,000 in sales tax revenue to complete the project.

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