Mon., December 6, 2010 4:34pm (EST)

Construction Set For Army Base
By Orlando Montoya
Updated: 4 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Fort Stewart officials have been holding a lot of ribbon-cutting ceremonies recently.  The new construction will support soldiers, their families... and the area economy.  (photo US Army)
Fort Stewart officials have been holding a lot of ribbon-cutting ceremonies recently. The new construction will support soldiers, their families... and the area economy. (photo US Army)
Officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers say, they expect to bring $215 million worth of construction projects onto Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield over the next 12 months.

"These new contracts will have a huge impact on the local economy, providing job opportunities for construction


workers and suppliers as well as helping to sustain local businesses through the continued influx of workers to the


area," said Doug Saxon, Area Engineer for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

Officials say, currently, the two Army posts have 22 active contracts totalling $470 million.

New projects include new officers homes, new brigade headquarters and the beginning of a medical campus focused on complex injuries.