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Gov. Nathan Deal participates in Daniel Field hangar door restoration event

Gov. Nathan Deal (R-Georgia).
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Published: Oct. 18, 2016 at 11:16 AM EDT
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News 12 NBC 26 @ 6:00 / Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Governor Nathan Deal came to Augusta as past of a ceremony for a million dollar T.I.A. project. The money went towards putting new doors on the hanger at Daniel Field.

These doors are helping open a future of more growth in Augusta.

"Today is another fine example of what it means to be in Augusta, and to be open for business," Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis said.

The one million dollar project at Daniel Field is one of the 35 TIA Projects in Richmond County.

"We've completed over fifty percent of them and started them on time, and those that have been completed have been on budget or under budget," Don Grantham with the State Transportation Board said.

This is one of three regions in the state to pass TIA, and you can see the millions of dollars of projects across the county and region.

"You've got some major projects that we're seeing being done right now, Highway 56 that's being done, Windsor Spring Road expansion, the Wrightsboro Road that's being done right down the street from here," Mayor Davis said.

Governor Nathan Deal and the mayor say this project and the others you see around the county are also helping grow business here.

"And those investments that are being done show we're being strategic and we are being proactive in our investments," the mayor said.

And if you don't think new doors for an airport hangar are bringing in business, local leaders say otherwise.

"If you don't have a good airport people can't come here, and if you don't have a good smaller airport like Daniel Field businesses won't come to do business here," Commissioner Dennis Williams said.

Having good transportation in all forms is a plus for business. And with a growing cyber security industry coming here, Governor Nathan Deal says it's the right investment.

"Thank you for having the foresight to be able to do projects like this one and don't let it stop by saying we have restored some historic doors," Governor Deal said.


Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will be in Augusta on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. to participate in an event celebrating the restoration of Daniel Field's historic hangar doors.

The $1 million project on the World War II-era doors was approved by voters in 2012, and funded entirely by the Transportation Investment Act.

Mayor Hardie Davis among others will also be speaking at the event. The event is open to the public.