Knox County awarded nearly $200,000 for airport improvements

Jul 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Knox County a grant in the amount of $198,000 for improvements at the Knox County Regional Airport.

"Maine's large geographic area makes air travel an important transportation option that connects towns and cities across the state," said Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King in a joint statement. "Maine's small airports, such as Knox County Regional, play a vital role in supporting local businesses, especially in the state's more rural regions. This funding will help the city purchase land to make necessary safety improvements."

Specifically, the DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration says the funding will be used to remove obstructions in the Runway 13 approach and transitional surfaces, and fund the reimbursement for the easement acquisition of 15 parcels for the project.


Comments (4)
Posted by: Kim Lincoln | Jul 23, 2014 12:48

I contacted the person who sent us the press release and it is Knox County who actually received the grant. The release has been updated. Thanks! Kim Lincoln- Copy Editor, Courier Publications.

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jul 23, 2014 09:38

Too bad because the Farnsworth could use some more sprucing up by the City.

Posted by: Brenda Kaler | Jul 23, 2014 07:07

Guess you would be correct seeings it's in Owl's Head..

Posted by: Carolyn Philbrook | Jul 22, 2014 23:15

I'm guessing it's not actually to the city of Rockland.

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