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July 7, 2017

Three more Maine airport projects land FAA funding

The Federal Aviation Administration, which announced in June $5.6 million in funding for 13 Maine airport projects, has awarded another $1.9 million to fund three additional airport projects in the state.

Here are the latest FAA awards, which were announced Thursday in a joint news release by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine:

  • Portland International Jetport will receive $548,123 to fund the acquisition of a replacement aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle to assist the airport in meeting safety requirements.The jetport also will receive $478,084 to fund the final phase an environmental assessment study to evaluate any potential environmental impacts related to the projects identified in a 2016 Airport Master Plan update.
  • The Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle will receive $338,400 to rehabilitate runways as well as the existing apron in order maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to provide funding for wildlife mitigation improvements to the existing stormwater pond.
  • The Caribou Municipal Airport in Caribou will receive $582,623 to fund the construction of a 2,000 square foot hangar building to assist the airport to be as self-sustaining as possible by generating revenue.

“Maine’s airports are vital parts of our transportation system that help bolster the tourism industry and support jobs across our state,” Collins and King said in their joint statement. “This important investment will enhance the safety and efficiency of our transportation networks and help support local economies across Maine.”

The earlier FAA awards include $2.3 million for safety improvement projects at three Maine airports and $3.3 million for various projects at 10 airports. 

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