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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport will soon hire a new engineering firm to comply with Federal requirements.  

Airport Director Yvette Aehle told commissioners Tuesday that Holt Consulting Company, LLC from Duluth, has been selected from six applicants to fulfill an Federal Aviation Administration Capital Improvement Plan.  

She said the five year plan includes sealing cracks on runways, reconstructing ramps and overlays and developing a wildlife management plan.

"We're always improving the airport," Aehle said.  "Every year we have a new project to always upgrade the pavement mostly.  And for the next five years we have some very aggressive projects, but they're civil engineering pavement projects."  

Aehle said the airport is required to hire a new consultant every five years, and they've had the last engineering firm for roughly 17 years.   

The new firm will be hired after the current engineers finish the third phase of the terminal improvement project.  Central Services is now negotiating with Holt Consulting to reach a master agreement.  

The cost of airfield projects and contracts over the term will have a 90/10 split between the city and Federal funds, with the majority of the money coming from the FAA.

 

 

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