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Sylvester Airport to grow by 1,000 feet

City Mgr. Debbie Bridges City Mgr. Debbie Bridges
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Construction at the Sylvester Airport is expected to resume next Spring.

City officials are waiting on the final permits to come back after wetland mitigations slowed construction.

The project was originally set to lengthen the runway from 3,500 to 5,000 feet, but increased costs have changed plans. The new runway will be 4,500 feet instead.

"The north end of the property has a lot of wetland area and the cost to mitigate if we had extended to 5000 feet would have been over a million dollars from estimated costs," said Sylvester City Manager Debbie Bridges.

Bridges hopes the project will be complete by Fall of 2015.

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