Grant & Loan Awards: Taylor County


Taylor County

AIRGeorgia Fund: $1,531,000

Awarded: 03/07/2008

Applicant: Taylor County Airport Authority

AIRGeorgia funds to Taylor County Airport Authority, along with Taylor County Board of Commissioners, to extend Butler Municipal Airport's runway from 4,000 feet to 5,000 feet. Additional improvements include installation of blast pads, turnarounds and Precision Approach Path Indicators at both ends of the runway and to install a new electrical vault, automated weather observing system and rotating beacon. The improvements will allow the airport to capitalize on the economic development activities in the region including the new locations of AFLAC and KIA, the expansion of Fort Benning (11,000 new jobs expected over the next five years due to relocation of Maneuver School) and the planned construction of the Fall Line Freeway which will intersect at Highway 19 in Taylor County. All of these activities are occurring within a 60-mile radius of the airport.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $2,263,000

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