Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $947,680 in funding to two airports in Maine. The funding is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency within the DOT.
“In a rural state like Maine, regional airports are important pieces of our transportation system that help strengthen the tourism industry and support jobs across our state,” Senators Collins and King said in a joint statement. “This funding will bolster our transportation infrastructure and help support local economies across Maine.”
The funding will be awarded as follows:
- Eastern Slope Regional Airport in Fryeburg will receive $552,986 to fund reconstruction of approximately 7,800 square yards of the existing apron pavement that has reached the end of its use.
- Augusta State Airport in Augusta will receive $394,694 to fund rehabilitation of the apron, runway, and taxiway pavement, as well as removing obstructions on the runway.