Ground breaking at Salisbury Regional Airport
SALISBURY, Md. – Officials gathered early Monday morning to break ground on the Ocean City-Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport Water Main Extension Project for Wicomico County.
County, city and state officials met at Walston Switch Road to celebrate the beginning of the $4.7 million project. This project, which began in 2013, will connect drinkable water from the city to the airport.
We’re told the water quality that this project will bring means they won’t have to test the water for pollution as often. The airport is planning for future development which includes a large hanger and an industrial park, so this will also provide more water for fire emergencies.
“The potential growth that we have here at the airport, we need that water to support that growth, without the water we would be very limited in what we could do going out in the future, limited in the size of the building, and just attracting industry to our industrial park,” says airport manager Anthony (Tony) Rudy.
Officials say they are excited that this project will create jobs and have a positive impact on the local economy.
GMB teamed up with contractor David A. Bramble and the project is expected to be finished in the Fall of 2021.