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FAA Doles Out Infrastructure Improvement Grants To N.H. Airports

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The airports in Manchester and Portsmouth will receive a combined $18 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements.

Most of that money will go to Pease International Tradeport for reconstruction of the airport’s two-mile-long main runway. That project has been in the works for years.

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will also receive funding to upgrade its taxiways and buy new equipment.

The Federal Aviation Administration is also giving Lebanon’s municipal airport about a million dollars, in part to build a snow removal equipment building.

The state’s Congressional delegation praised the awards, saying the money will bolster the state’s tourism industry and support military operations at Pease.

Annie has covered the environment, energy, climate change and the Seacoast region for NHPR since 2017. She leads the newsroom's climate reporting project, By Degrees.

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