Some $7.4 million worth of construction projects are planned at Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
The largest project — $3.5 million — will involve full construction and widening of the taxiway, said Dan Mann, airport executive director.
Another $1.6 million will be spent on new signage and upgrading to energy-efficient LED lights for the taxiway, Mann added. The signage work is needed to comply with standards of the Federal Aviation Administration, he said.
Also on the list is about $500,000 for safety area improvement on runway 5, $700,000 for a new fire truck to replace old equipment, $600,000 for improvements to the airport’s security fence, and $500,000 for repair and maintenance to ramp for the United Parcel Service’s regional hub at the airport...
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