A major eyesore at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport will soon be gone.
The airport has plans to get rid of the big sand pile on the side of the road near the entrance. The pile has been there since the airport first opened in 2010 and over the years the airport has used some of it for projects, saving money by not removing the pile from their property. With the construction on state road 388 and plans for a roundabout at the airport’s entrance, Superior Construction now plans to use the rest of the pile and remove it once and for all.
“We do things every day to improve the appearance of the airport, which includes, replanting palm trees, and we are doing some beautification projects on the entrance roads and this will probably be the biggest beautification project that we can do on the entrance road and that’s getting rid of that pile of sand,” said airport executive director Parker McClellan.
Airport officials hope that the sand pile will be gone by this summer.