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Sylvester airport gets grant for expansion

Improvements are being made at the Sylvester airport. (Source: WALB) Improvements are being made at the Sylvester airport. (Source: WALB)
That will allow bigger planes to land at the airport which city leaders hope will attract larger industries to town. (Source: WALB) That will allow bigger planes to land at the airport which city leaders hope will attract larger industries to town. (Source: WALB)
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Improvements are being made at the Sylvester airport. 

Crews are extending the 3,500 runway to more than 4,300 feet.

That will allow bigger planes to land at the airport which city leaders hope will attract larger industries to town. 

The total budget for the project comes in at around $3.98 million. 

The city received funding from the FAA and the DOT. 

The extension should be complete in August. 

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