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Lexington County Airport Runway Extension and Terminal Area Expansion

Fri, 09/04/2020

Lexington County is required under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed airport improvement projects. The Lexington County Airport is proposing to extend the existing 4,335-foot Runway 18-36 by approximately 1,165 feet for a total length of 5,500 feet and expand the existing hangar area. The multi-hangar development would include the addition of a common-use taxilane to connect to the existing parallel taxiway and associated common-use aprons. The proposed box hangars would accommodate approximately four additional aircraft. The runway extension would not include the addition of a new parallel taxiway. Aircraft would taxi down the proposed section of new runway and turnaround utilizing a taxiway turnaround at the runway end. The purpose of the proposed improvements is to meet current and future economic demands at the Airport.

Lexington County is soliciting public input on the proposed improvements. Additional information can be found on the County website: https://lex-co.sc.gov/departments/airport Specific comments on the proposed improvements or a request for a public meeting can be provided via email to esmail@mbakerintl.com or via U.S. Postal Service to:

Mr. Edward Smail
Michael Baker International
4425 Belle Oaks Drive
North Charleston, SC 29409

Comments will be received for 30 days from the date of this posting.

Upon completion of a draft version of the EA, the document will be distributed for public review and comment for a period of no less than 30 days. A Notice of Availability will be published announcing the availability of the EA for public review and comment. It is anticipated that the draft EA will be available for public review and comment in the fall of 2020.