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Senator Collins Announces $760,000 for Dexter Airport

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Dexter Regional Airport will receive a total of $760,000 for a new terminal building and reconstruction of the access road.


This funding was authorized through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Senator Collins was part of the core group of 10 Senators who negotiated the text of the bipartisan infrastructure law, which is making historic investments in Maine’s airports, roads, bridges, broadband, and more.


“Airports promote job creation and economic development, expand access to health care in rural regions, and provide an essential transportation option in large states like Maine,” said Senator Collins.  “As a leader of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, I strongly supported this significant funding for Dexter Regional Airport.  This investment will allow the airport to enhance the safety and efficiency of its operations by replacing the aging terminal building and making much-needed improvements to the roadway.”


This project consists of the construction of a new 800-square-foot terminal building, replacing the existing 50-year-old, 200-square-foot terminal building.  The project also entails the reconstruction of the access road.  The existing terminal building is beyond its useful life and does not meet current standards or needs for a basic general aviation terminal building.  It also does not meet ADA requirements or energy efficiency standards.  The new terminal building will enhance and meet all of these needs and requirements. 




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