Columbus airport among five in Georgia to share $12.6M for improvements

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ATLANTA (AP) – Five Georgia airports have been chosen to share $12.6 million in federal grants for safety and infrastructure upgrades.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says the grants are among $485 million being awarded to 108 airports nationwide.

Grants earmarked for Georgia include $3.53 million to modify the airport terminal building in Columbus and $2.4 million to rehabilitate the runway at the Hazlehurst airport. Cartersville’s airport is getting $2.73 million for runway safety improvements. The Perry-Houston County airport and Kaolin Field in Sanderville are slated to receive $2 million each for construction and rehabilitation projects.

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