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Airport Fence Project Enters Phase Two

The Nevada County Airport has received a second grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to complete a fence project surrounding the operations area. Airport Director Lee Ocker says construction of the first phase of the project is just a couple of weeks away from being completed. The Board of Supervisors accepted the second federal grant at their meeting this week…

Listen to Lee Ocker 1

The fence is designed to keep wildlife out of the area that is more dangerous for both the animals and the aircraft, while still allowing as much habitat as possible. The perimeter of the airport is about five miles long, but the fence will only be about 15-thousand feet long, and eight feet high…

Listen to Lee Ocker 2

The entire cost of the project is about two-point-three million dollars, with over 90 percent of that funding coming through F-A-A grants.

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