Rep. Peter DeFazio Announces Federal Grant for Roseburg Airport
Rep. Peter DeFazio is pleased to announce the City of Roseburg will receive a federal grant of $85,774 from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements at Roseburg Regional Airport.
The funding will go toward removing runway obstructions and installing a new vertical/visual guidance system including a precision approach path indicator, to make the airport more accessible.
“The Roseburg Airport is an important resource for the City of Roseburg and surrounding rural communities. This grant will make airplane landings safer, more accessible and ultimately help boost the local economy. I am pleased to see the federal government acknowledge the importance of investing in and updating our Nation’s general aviation infrastructure,” DeFazio said.
In 2015, the FAA determined that Mt. Nebo was causing serious obstruction issues to the runway, subsequently forcing the city to shut down nighttime instrument approach. Installation of this new landing guidance system addresses Mt. Nebo obstruction issues without altering the landscape, and instead by changing the way planes fly into the airport. After hearing about the possible shut down of the airport, Rep. DeFazio worked closely with the FAA to find a solution which ultimately led to the issuance of this grant.