Closings and delays

Report: New tower at PTI is 7 years away

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration said it will be another seven years before Piedmont Triad International Airport gets a new tower, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

The tower will help air traffic controllers better monitor the new runway. The earliest the tower could open is 2019.

“The FAA is in the early stages of planning for a new tower at (PTI),” Kathleen Bergen, a media relations manager for the agency’s Atlantic region, said in an email to the paper.

According to the paper, the FAA said it has not developed a detailed timeline for the $27 million tower and could not specify when construction will begin.

Beyond that, the FAA said it has not developed a detailed timeline for the estimated $27 million tower and could not provide specifics on when construction might begin.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record