OLD TOWN This fall’s upgrade of DeWitt Field wrapped up this week.
The $4.5 million project at the city airport, which is funded nearly in its entirety via grant funds, in large part dealt with the airport’s runways, which have been deteriorating for quite some time now. One of them dates back to World War II, although it has been reconstructed at least once since then and repaved at least a couple times; the other has not been rebuilt since it was first put into use roughly 40 years ago.
Work at the airport was done by the Sargent Corporation. City Manager Bill Mayo said that some landscaping work will be done next spring. He added that the plane base has been fixed as well, a hangar is almost done, and others have expressed interest in having space at DeWitt field as well.
“There’s a lot going on at the airport right now,” said Mayo.


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