Wednesday, April 4, 2012

County eyes new airport road

CRESTVIEW, Fla. -- Okaloosa County airport officials hope to secure $12 million in federal stimulus money to build a road that would connect Bob Sikes Airport to U.S. Highway 90. The money is part of $500 million that will be made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery program. County Airports Director Greg Donovan said more than 1,200 people enter and exit the airport daily, and driving along a residential area is inadequate. He said the road would open the door for other businesses at the airport. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 04/03/12)