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Livingston airport moves closer to reality

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014 7:07 AM
Source: Associated Press

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LIVINGSTON - 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.

Parish President Layton Ricks says 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.

The state Department of Transportation and Development's aviation section and the Federal Aviation Administration have approved the project. In mid-January the parish entered into a cooperative endeavor agreement with the state Office of Facility Planning and Control to manage the $100,000 in capital outlay funds appropriated for the airport.

Now the parish is moving forward with an environmental assessment, which is expected to be completed by October.

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