Porter County Regional Airport lands federal grant

2013-08-30T13:36:00Z 2013-08-30T15:04:06Z Porter County Regional Airport lands federal grantTimes staff nwitimes.com
August 30, 2013 1:36 pm  • 

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announced Friday the Porter County Regional Airport landed a $156,656 grant for rehabilitation and maintenance.

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the grant to fund immediate repairs to taxiway pavement and pay for an environmental review for rehabilitation on a runway that is nearing the end of its usable life.

The grant is the first part of a multi-step maintenance project at the airport, which has more than 50,000 flights a year.

"Investment in Northwest Indiana's infrastructure is essential to the vitality of our regional economy," Visclosky said. "Projects that maintain and upgrade our transportation network create good-paying jobs as well as attract new economic activity."

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