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Lakeland Airport to get new buildingSubmitted: 07/17/2013
Story By Lex Gray

Lakeland Airport to get new building
WOODRUFF - Lakeland Airport in Woodruff will have an easier time removing snow this winter.

The airport is getting a new building to store snow removal equipment.

The project will also include a plan to manage storm water.

Work is expected to begin in August and be finished this December.

The project will cost $435,000. Most of that will come from the Federal Aviation Administration.



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