Greensburg, — Officials in Greensburg are presenting the results of an environmental assessment of the proposed expansion of the Greensburg Municipal Airport. The meeting will be held Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in Greensburg city hall. The assessment has taken 10 years to produce.Based on the assessment results, FAA input and public comment right-of-way acquisition could begin later this year.The expansion will increase the overall size of the airport from 32 acres to about 185 acres and add a new, longer runway at a different angle. The new runway will be 5,400 feet in length while the existing runway is 3,400 feet long.The project will open the airport up to larger, regional aircraft and better serve local industry. Officials indicate an improved airport will also create an important economic development tool to entice area companies to expand and possibly draw other industry to Greensburg.Airport board president Bill Ernestes says the estimated cost of the project is $10 million. He says the federal government will pay 95 percent of the cost, state government five percent and the remaining five percent by the airport and/or the city. He stressed that every effort will be made by the board of aviation commissioners to minimize the burden to taxpayers. He says over the last ten years the self-funded airport has saved city and county government about $200,000.If the project receives final approval from the FAA city officials will have three years to begin construction. Long-term plans could include a new taxi-way and a new terminal building.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse track returned to action on Thursday night for the 2018 Pepsi Florida Relays, where Danielle Delgado’s ninth-place 1:01.39 run in the women’s 400-meter hurdles was the best finish among Orange runners.In the women’s 200-meter dash, Dasia Pressley was the top finisher for SU at 24th with a time of 24.03 seconds, followed by Imani Clark in 27th place and Justice Richardson in the 52nd spot. Also on the women’s side, Cheyenne Trigg placed 16th with a time of 56.15 seconds in the 400-meter dash, just ahead of Alexis Harper, who finished 18th.On the men’s side, in the 200-meter dash, Kashif Miller led the way in 38th with a time of 21.55 seconds, followed by Winston Lee in 45th. In the 400-meter hurdles, Chevis Armstead II placed 26th with a time of 55.53 seconds.While the relays continue on Friday, the Orange won’t be back in action until Saturday. Kelvin Almonte, Richard Floyd, Armstead and Jamil Adams will run as a team in the men’s 4×110 meter shuttle hurdles. Richardson, Clark, Kadejhia Sellers and Eunice Boateng will run in the women’s 4×100 meter relays. To finish it off for the Orange, Angelo Goss, Miller, Chris Tucker and Lee will run in the men’s 4×100 meter relays. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on March 30, 2018 at 12:26 am Contact Eric: email@example.com