Monday, February 3, 2014

Plans move forward for airport

LIVINGSTON, La. -- Plans for a proposed general aviation airport in Livingston Parish are progressing with state and federal authorities signing off on the project and parish officials moving toward site selection. A 2011 study suggested the airport would require at least 200 acres, but said 500 acres would be ideal. The proposed airfield would include a single runway of 5,000 feet to 5,400 feet and would accommodate small, private planes and corporate jets but not large jets, Parish President Layton Ricks said. Livingston Parish is east of Baton Rouge. (Source: Baton Rouge Advocate, 02/03/14)