A total of 24 private security guards will be hired to search every car coming to the airport. The project will cost approximately $37,500 and will bring about increased parking fees.
The parking lot at Augusta Regional Airport had been used to help with the influx of crowds during the Masters, but since September 11th several hundred spaces have been closed limiting parking.
However, the Federal Aviation Administration has given the airport permission to allow cars within 300 feet of the terminal as long as the area is patrolled by security.
Each search of individual vehicles will take roughly 45 seconds according to Tim Weegar, the airport's assistant director.
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