New safety improvements will soon be in the works at Summerville Airport.
At a Dorchester County Council meeting this evening, council voted to use county funds to hire company to clear 23 acres of land just beyond the county-owned airport’s runway.
County officials say clearing the land will create a safety zone for planes at the end of the runway, in case of error.
They hope to attract more private business jets at the airport by clearing the land.
“The goal of us making sure the safety zone is clear is to attract more traffic to our airport, specifically jet traffic, as we are working with our business and industry community to make this the airport of choice in the area,” said Jason Ward, Dorchester County administrator.
Officials say the clearing of the land should begin within the next six weeks.