Control Tower at Briscoe Field to Close May 5

The FAA announced the date the Gwinnett County airport tower will close due to budget cuts.

Sunday, May 5, is expected to be the last day of operations for the control tower at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville.

Earlier in the month, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the Gwinnett County airport tower will be one of the 149 to close starting April 7. On Wednesday, the FAA released a list of closure dates for the airports.

The towers at Kennesaw's McCollum Field and the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport in Albany are also set to close May 5. Athens-Ben Epps Airport's tower will cease operations on April 21. 

The closures are in an attempt to cut $637 million dollars from the FAA's budget.

Patch previously reported that even with the tower at Briscoe Field closing, the airport could remain open and operating. Briscoe Field is a general aviation airport.


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