It was perfect Texas fall weather for the City of Eastland Municipal Airport Troy Taylor Terminal building groundbreaking on October 30.
Eastland’s Mayor Larry Vernon welcomed the large crowd who came out to celebrate the beginning of construction on the project that has taken two plus years of planning between the City of Eastland, Eastland Economic Development Inc, Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division, Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd Engineering, Schrickel Rollins and Associates and many more. Vernon introduced all of the key players for the project, some who spoke at the event, including State Representative Jim Keffer, E. T. Bradley, Dave Fulton, of TxDOT Aviation, Eastland Airport Manager Bode Zietz, Mark Brohard of Shrickel Rollins & Associates, Weldon Scrivner of Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd and Mike Perry of the Eastland Industrial Foundation.
Dave Fulton of TxDOT Aviation commented he has been doing these groundbreaking ceremonies for many years and he reported today’s was by far the largest in attendance.
Construction should begin on Monday and is expected to last some three to four months depending on the weather. Once completed, the 4,200 plus square foot terminal building will include a main floor public waiting area with a massive storefront window system, as well as an executive conference room that can accommodate corporate events. The building’s upper level mezzanine will be approximately 1,000 square feet with storefront windows and includes an outdoor seating area overlooking the airport.