Thursday, December 06, 2007

Commissioners' Comment December 2007 #2

Commissioners' Comment
By Norman Bassett,
Public Information Officer-Washington County, Maryland

December 2007 #2
After planning and construction for 8 years, the ribbon was cut for the 1500-foot extension to the Hagerstown Regional Airport main runway on November 30th. Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Thomas Barrett, Senior Senator Barbara Mikulski, State Senator Don Munson, local contractor C. William Hetzer and HGR Director Carolyn Motz all talk about why the project will be of economic benefit to Washington County. At 7,000 feet, the runway is the second longest in Maryland.