Lexington seeking public input on Airport

Lexington County is seeking public comment regarding its environmental assessment for its proposed runway and hangar-area expansion projects at the Lexington County Airport.

County Public Works officials are proposing to extend the existing 4,335-foot runway, designated 18-36, by about 1,165 feet, for a total length of 5,500 feet. The expansion would likely mean that small jet aircraft would be able to utilize the runway for landing and takeoff operations.

Additionally, the multi-hangar development would include the addition of a common-use taxilane to connect to the existing parallel taxiway and associated common-use aprons. The proposed box hangars improvements would also allow for the accommodation of four additional aircraft.

If the general public wants to submit their input on the proposed improvements, they can do so via email to esmail@mbakerintl.com, or via U.S. Postal Service to:

Mr. Edward Smail
Michael Baker International
4425 Belle Oaks Drive
North Charleston, SC 29409

Comments will be received for 30 days from September 4. More information can be found at https://lex-co.sc.gov/departments/airport.

Upon completion of the draft environmental assessment, the document will be published for public review and comment for 30 days. It is anticipated that the draft environmental assessment will be available for public review and comment in the fall of 2020.