The Greenwood County Airport is in line for a multi-million dollar upgrade, and it will only cost local leaders pennies on the dollar to see the work done.
The Federal Aviation Administration offers annual grants for local airports, and Greenwood usually gets about $150,000, used to fund projects identified within a County Council-approved capital improvement plan.
County Engineer Rob Russian said this year’s application was for the rehabilitation of the airport’s taxiways – a $2.3 million venture, about $700,000 more than initial estimates. That’s because dual bids were advertised, one for asphalt and another for the pricier concrete option.
Russian said work could begin by the end of this year, and Atlanta-based contractor McCarthy Improvement will take on the project.