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DeFazio Announces More than $2 Million in Funding for Airport Improvements

Sep 12, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced more than $2 million in funding for the Florence, Roseburg, and Bandon airports from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“This is great news for the many businesses and general aviation pilots who depend on these airports,” said Rep. DeFazio. “These funds will allow for important maintenance and critical safety improvements to be made to our local air infrastructure. I’m proud to support infrastructure investments like this, and will continue to push for increased investments as the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.”

The Florence Municipal Airport will receive $1,050,000 for maintenance of the runway and taxiway, as well as the installation of a precision approach path indicator to enhance air traffic arriving at the airport.

The Bandon State Airport will receive $936,954 in funding to install lighting and guidance systems, as well as to rehabilitate runway lighting.

The Roseburg Regional Airport will receive $200,000 to improve safety and remove power line obstructions from the runway.

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