Engineers present environmental study during airport hearing
By Linda Green

David Peeler outlines the scope of th obstruction removal and the environmental assessment at one of the four stations during the public hearing March 30.
Residents interested in tree removal from runways at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport were given opportunity to express their concerns about the environmental impact to their neighborhoods March 30.
According to Thomson Mayor Kenneth Usry, the city and county have been attempting to meet FAA requirements to avoid runway obstruction at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport. “We have some trees at the end of the runway that we have to remove,” he said.
The city and county, who jointly own the airport, are working with the airport engineers WK Dickson and the Georgia Department of Transportation to update and implement an airport layout plan, as mandated by FAA. This includes the removal of trees designated as obstructions for the approach area, west of the airport.
The tree removal is also a safety condition mandated by FAA and GDOT in the aftermath of the February 2013 plane crash that killed nine people.
The 60-acre clearance area has a potential environmental impact because two creeks and wetlands are located in the project area.
“Anytime you run into those problems you have to have public hearing to make sure everyone is aware of what you are doing and what effects it might have,” Usry said.
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