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Altoona-Blair County Airport to Receive $400,000 Grant for Runway Completion


The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a discretionary grant to the Altoona-Blair County Airport Authority to enhance its runway. The grant is for a total of $423,741.

The airport received a grant for the same purpose last year. The approximately $1.1 million grant completed two-thirds of the runway project, according to Tracy Plessinger, manager of the Altoona-Blair County Airport. The new grant will complete the final phase of the project.

Using the grant, one of the two runways at the airport will be repaved. Two-thirds of the repaving was done by New Enterprise Stone &...

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