GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) — A hump in the runway at a central Indiana airport will be removed in a project being boosted by a nearly $3.6 million grant.
Putnam County Airport officials say the grant from the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to cover 90 percent of the cost for the project at the airport near Greencastle.
The Banner Graphic reports that in addition to fixing the safety issue posed by runway hump, the project will also shift about 1,200 feet of the runway and install new runway and taxi lights. Security fencing repairs and new sewer lines to improve drainage are also planned.
Airport officials are still working to line up nearly $300,000 in local funding for the project. Work is expected to start next May.
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