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Gainesvilles little airport has big plans
Facility to undergo $1.6 million runway safety project
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Weeds have begun growing and cracks have spread in perimeter areas of the runway that go unused at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville. The perimeter areas of the runway will be improved for safety and will include new runway lights at a cost of approximately $1.6 million with federal funds picking up 90 percent of the tab. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Kit Dunlap, the head of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, likes to describe Gainesville’s “little airport” as a success story. Dunlap said the money going into improving the runway and facilities at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport at 1137 Aviation Way is money well spent. “We’ve been very successful at this airport, and I think it’s very important for economic development,” Dunlap said.