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October 12th, 2009
San Marcos to break ground on airport control tower

STAFF REPORT

The City of San Marcos along with state and federal officials will break ground on a new airport control tower at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the San Marcos Municipal Airport on Texas 21.

The 9-story control tower will have a total of 2,295 square feet, including a base building, elevator, and control cab where professional air traffic controllers will manage flights in and out of the reliever airport.

The $2.2 million project will be built by Zapalak/ Reed Construction of Austin and is expected to be completed and operational in the summer of 2010.

The federal government has appropriated more than $4.8 million for the airport in recent years including $2.85 million for the control tower. In 2008, nearly $2.3 million in federal funds were used to resurface a runway and rebuild concrete aprons.

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