The City Council will get an update on the proposed general aviation airport in west Oak Ridge during a work session this evening.
The update will be given by Billy Stair, public affairs consultant for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority.
The airport could cost $30-$40 million, and construction could start in 2018, according to a current timeline and construction estimate. The airport would include a 5,000-foot runway and be built at the front side of Heritage Center, the former K-25 site.
The Oak Ridge airport would the third for the MKAA, which would own the site. The other two are McGhee Tyson in Blount County and Downtown Island in Knoxville. The Oak Ridge airport would be a reliever airport and help relieve congestion at the other two airports. [Read more…]