Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Navy project moves forward

FOLEY, Ala. -- The Baldwin County Commission Tuesday endorsed vacating a portion of a county owned road to allow the Navy to extend a runway for new, more capable training aircraft. The nearly $30 million project has been in the works for a long time, and the Navy now believes the project can be finished by summer. The existing Doc McDuffie needs to be vacated so the Navy can expand its east-west runway at Barin Field to accommodate more advanced training aircraft. In return, the federal government will build a new road for residences and businesses located nearby. (Source:, 11/18/14)