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Lebanon airport gets $1.25 million for upgrades

Published: 4/14/2021 9:22:37 PM
Modified: 4/14/2021 9:22:34 PM

WEST LEBANON — Lebanon Municipal Airport will receive $1.25 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for upgrades at the West Lebanon facility, New Hampshire’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday.

The money, part of the FAA’s airport improvement program, will help build a runway safety area and rehabilitate the terminal building’s footprint, lighting and electrical systems.

Funds also will go to improvements to an on-site sand and chemical storage building, better protecting it from weather, according to a news release from the office of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

“The grant funds provided are critical to the ability of the city to keep the airport open,” Lebanon City Manager Shaun Mulholland said in the release. “Without these funds, there would be layoffs of both public and private sector employees at the airport.”

The delegation also announced a $1.26 million grant for Portsmouth International Airport and $230,000 for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Wednesday.




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