February 11, 2009

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that Lebanon Municipal Airport will receive three grants totaling $666,219 in U.S. Department of Transportation funding through the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds are designated to the Lebanon Airport for snow removal equipment, an environment assessment for proposed runway safety area construction, and airport electrical improvements.


“The Lebanon Airport is a crucial transportation hub for so many residents in the Upper Valley, and I’m glad to announce this funding that will help pay for important infrastructure and equipment upgrades for the airport,” said Senator Shaheen. “I look forward to continuing to work with local and federal officials to ensure important infrastructure projects like these receive the support they need.”


Full details of the three grants are as follows:


$142,500 for Snow Removal Equipment – The grant will provide a new snow plow to be used to clear the Instrument Landing System (ILS) critical area so there is no interruption of ILS service during inclement weather conditions.


$428,719 for an Environmental Assessment for Proposed Runway Safety Area Construction – This study will evaluate environmental impacts associated with proposed runway safety area construction on both runways and determine which safety area alternatives will be the best for construction.


$95,000 for Airport Electrical Improvements – This grant will fund the reconfiguration of electrical wiring and panels supporting airfield and control tower systems to meet federal circuitry standards.


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