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Drone flyover gives view of nearly completed runway at Savannah-Hardin County airport

With all concrete work on the replacement runway poured, Savannah-Hardin County Airport Manager Derick Seaton provided a birds-eye view of the nearly completed work with his drone.
Click the link https://youtu.be/qfpU8p3Rud8 for a video of a two minute flyover of the airport, new runway, new taxiway and airport connectors.
Seaton said if there are no setbacks such as weather, all major work is expected to be complete by Tuesday, Nov. 17, which is when all contractors will begin removing their heavy construction equipment, a process expected to take about two weeks.
Seaton is hoping to have a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration with various Hardin County officials in attendance on Monday, Nov. 30 to reopen the airport.
As can be seen in the video, the apron in front of the hanger has two strips of concrete that remain to be poured, which will be finished this week. Following that, the concrete has to cure before it can be used.
Also, viewers will note that the runway and landscaping looks a little rough.
Seaton said the main work to be completed after the final concrete pour will be a massive cleanup project, as well as painting and striping on the runway, taxiway and connectors, and some landscaping and lighting work, which will have the airport and runway looking ship-shape.

2 Comments

  1. Steve Baker on November 13, 2020 at 8:49 am

    When this fantastic looking project is complete, will it open up to any commercial type flights? What I ask is, will we be able to get connecting flights to some national airports? Thanks

  2. JB on March 24, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Yea no. That’s a question that lacks any realm of common sense. It’s a municipal airport. One flight per day. Maybe two. On average. There is zero demand for anyone to provide anything commercial out of this airport. I would say drive to Memphis but that’s almost worse. Drive to Nashville if you need to fly anywhere commercial. This is for general aviation only. There are only 6 airports in TN with commercial flight activity. Keep dreaming lol!

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