bill at the end of this week. Airplanes aren't the only thing going up at Lynchburg Regional Airport. Plans are in the works for a new air traffic control tower. The current structure was built in the early 19-60's and has a leaky roof- that's just one problem. It was designed with office space for the National Weather Service and the Federal Aviation Administration, which moved out many years ago. Mark Courtney/Airport Manager: "Ou existing facility is functionally obsolete. Maintenance costs are high and it's just worn out. It's over 50 years old." The new tower will be 15 feet taller and sit about 200 feet away from the current building, which will be torn down. Construction is scheduled to begin next Spring. The estimated cost is 2-point-2 million dollars, which will be covered with state and federal grants, and fees from air travelers.