Ashland airport to use $3.3M federal grant for new taxiway

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Ashland Regional Airport
Ashland Regional Airport

WORTHINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Ashland Regional Airport officials will use a federal grant totaling more than $3.3 million to construct a new taxiway.

The Daily Independent reports (http://bit.ly/2cCXpHn) the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday awarded the Airport Improvement Program funds to the Ashland-Boyd County Airport Board in Worthington.

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Airport board chairman David Mansfield says they worked for eight years to secure the funds to relocate the airport taxiway.

He says the project will allow the airport to comply with Federal Aviation Administration safety requirements. Construction is expected to begin in April.

With the funds secured, Mansfield says officials can now focus on expanding the airport to add new terminals and other facilities.

The 63-year-old airport serves general and private aviation. It’s also a frequent landing spot for business executives and elected officials

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

 

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