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HIA scores $10.9M FAA grant for runway work

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Harrisburg International Airport has received a $10.9 million federal grant to support runway reconstruction.

The funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.

HIA spokesman Scott Miller said the money will be used for next summer’s phase of the multi-year runway reconstruction project.

Work has included tree removal on the approach path to the east end of the runway, and reconstruction on the west end of the runway is underway this summer, Miller said. 

Work on the east end will take place next summer, he added, and the project will wrap up with work on the central portion during the summer of 2019.

All runway work takes place between midnight and 5:30 am to minimize impact on flights, Miller said.

"I’m pleased to see the Department of Transportation investing in Pennsylvania’s infrastructure," U.S. Sen. Robert Casey said of the grant. "Harrisburg International Airport is an integral part of the community and this grant will assist in making it a safer, more efficient operation."

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