SBY Regional Airport making steady progress on projects despite COVID-19

SALISBURY, Md. – The COVID-19 pandemic is not slowing the Salisbury Regional Airport down when it comes to starting and completing improvement projects.

One of those projects is a brand new 8,000 square foot hangar, which is expected to be completed by February 1st. “They had a delay with what’s called the storefronts or the front of the office area inside the building. Those are expected to be delivered this week. Construction should be finished by the end of the month,” said Airport Manager Tony Rudy.

The airport is also working on a plan to build an aircraft rescue and fire fighting facility. Salisbury Regional Airport is working with Fisher Architects and Delta to have a final plan review this week. The project is expected to cost about $2.5 million, and could be paid in part by CARES Act funding.

Some of that money could go toward restoring a part of the taxiway. Rudy says the airport needs about $1.9 million from the CARES Act to finish that project.

Rudy says the airport could also see more funding for its runway extension project. He says that’s thanks to the federal Omnibus Appropriations Bill pass back in December of 2020. “There is a chance that the airport might be able to get some of that money for the runway project. That’ll be determined as we go on working with Delta airport consultants. We’ll be closely working with the FAA,” said Rudy.


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