Airport projects get an update

New projects at the airport are underway. / Photo: Danielle Ledbetter{ }

The Albany airport is working on two projects in hopes more people will be encouraged to fly out of the Good Life City.

The first is a jet way and the second is a runway resurfacing project.

David Hamilton, the Albany Transit Director, states a main concern of passengers was not having a jet way.

The jet way is a passenger boarding bridge that allows people to be protected from outdoor elements when boarding a plane.

This project will cost about $1.5 million.

The runway resurfacing project is in the early phases but they estimate it will cost about $4.6 million

Both projects will be paid partially with federal dollars. There will be a five percent local match.

Hamilton hopes the improvements will encourage more people to fly out of the Albany Airport.

The construction of both projects is expected to start next fall.