Airport Improvement Projects
Update, March 2017: A number of improvements are underway at the Georgetown Municipal Airport that will enhance operations and help the facility meet future needs.
A new fuel storage facility is being tested and should be operational in March. Removal of existing underground fuel storage tanks should be completed in April. The new above-ground fuel storage facility meets the latest in Federal Aviation Administration design criteria and improves safeguards to protect the environment.
Construction of a new taxiway and drainage improvements are under way and should be completed later this year.
These Airport improvements were funded through an $8.3 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation and $830,000 from Airport revenues.
In addition, Airport staff are implementing new software to streamline billing processes.
An update of the Airport Master Plan is currently underway. For more details, visit the Airport Master Plan Update Project at georgetown.airportstudy.com.
The second of three Airport Master Plan Public Workshops is tentatively scheduled for June 6 at the Communications and Technology Building, 510 W. Ninth St. The Master Plan update is expected to be complete in early 2018.
During 2016/17, the Georgetown Municipal Airport (GTU) is commencing construction of a new Parallel Taxiway A, a new above ground fuel facility and removing obstructions at the end of Runway 11/29. The purpose of the construction is to provide safer movement of aircraft and a safer fueling practice for aircraft fueling and prevent ground water contamination through construction of two above ground fuel tanks with new self serve pumps. Following completion of the construction, the existing in-ground tanks will be removed and disposed of.
In 2018, the airport is slated to accomplish another Airport Improvement Project with the addition of Taxiway Edge Lighting.
In 2020, Runway 18/36 is slated for a pavement rehabilitation effort.