Breaking Ground on New Terminal at Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport

12 Aug, 2009

Against a backdrop of Caterpillar construction equipment and hills of red dirt, representatives from Auburn University and area governments broke ground on a new terminal for the Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport.

Auburn Mayor Bill Ham said the new terminal, which will be across the runway from the existing terminal, is a “new front door.”

“It’s a big day for Lee County,” Ham said.

The terminal will cost about $4.3 million based on bid estimates, said Bill Hutto, director of the airport.

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