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Future Arrives for City, Region as Project Talked About for Years Under Way; First Phase Costs $15 Million


There is a rather large project taking place right now in Bridgeport many may have no idea about. The project in question comes with a price tag exceeding $15 million as part of a project in the $50 million range.
It has been talked about seriously for the last several years. It has been talked about being needed for decades as the key to the future for one of the city’s and region’s economic drivers. The future, it is safe to say, has started.
Earlier this summer, Wolfe Excavating begin a substantial earth-moving project that will eventually result in roughly 100 acres of flat land that will house a new North Central West Virginia Airport terminal as well as be home to a new North Central West Virginia Airport Aerotech Park.
“They actually started around July 1 and did a lot of prep work through August by addressing underground infrastructure used for the runway, doing grubbing and cleaning and the trenches needed to facilitate water flow,” said NCWV Airport Director Rick Rock. “By mid-September you started seeing trucks going. At the start of October, the blasting began and the preparation for the dirt you’re seeing moved now began.”
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