|Airport gets funds for runway update|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 13 September 2013 09:03|
Wood County Regional Airport Authority will receive additional federal funding this year to install more efficient lighting to one of the airport's two runways.
The facility will get $321,951, up from the $150,000 the airport authority is eligible to receive each year from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Part of the package is reimbursement for two previous projects, one of which was to construct a terminal building in 2005, according to airport Manager Matt McVicker.
The remaining portion will fund 90 percent of an overdue project beginning in September to install more efficient lighting to one runway. The $240,000 plan will include 62 high-efficiency, light emitting diode (LED) bulbs that result in estimated energy and labor savings of $11,000.
A future runway expansion is planned to increase capacity of the airport and accommodate more consistent traffic, which would make the region more attractive to businesses, McVicker said.
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