Oconee County Airport
The Oconee County Regional Airport ICAO ID: CEU is a small airport located in Seneca, South Carolina, just over Lake Hartwell when leaving Clemson on Highway 93. Its 4400 foot airstrip serves much general aviation, as well as providing the home dropzone of Clemson's Dixie Skydivers and is the home base of the Clemson Aero Club.
In the winter of 2009-2010, the main runway is undergoing a $4.2 million, 600-foot extension with additional surface being built up through landfill on the east end of the airstrip. Work, however, was suspended in early 2010 when engineers signed off on erosion control work that had not been permitted by state regulators. No additional work will be done until all additional soil erosion work required under a permit issued by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is completed.
At a meeting of the Oconee County Council on August 17, 2010, additional spending of $981,451.50 was approved for work, bringing the total to $4,467,133, but the extra funds will not be disbursed until the required erosion work has been done. (Galarza, Carlos, "Airport fumbles on game traffic: Runway extension won't be completed in time for opener", The Journal, Seneca, S.C., Volume 106, No. 166, page A1, A5.)
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