The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $7,151,000 in funding to two airports in Maine, with one of those being in Aroostook County.

Susan Collins
Susan Collins

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King made the announcement this week.  The funding is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency within the DOT.

In a joint statement, Senators Collins and King said “Maine’s airports are vital pieces of our state’s transportation system that bolster our economy and connect our communities.  This funding will strengthen our transportation infrastructure and help ensure these airports can continue to support the regions they serve.”

The funding will be awarded as follows:

  • Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle will receive $4,698,682 to fund the reconstruction of approximately 3,950 feet of the existing taxiway pavement that has reached the end of its use.
  • Brunswick Executive Airport will receive $2,452,500 to fund the rehabilitation of Hanger 4 to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act and code compliance requirements.

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