Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Owens applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement that the Watertown International Airport was awarded a $2 million grant through the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant is intended to fund reconstruction of a taxiway, while also including drainage improvements and lighting upgrades. Construction is slated to begin in spring of 2013 and is estimated to be a five month project.
“I want to offer my congratulations to Watertown International Airport on this grant,” said Owens. “This can only further improve the airport, its contributions to economic development in the community and the value it provides to families traveling to and from the area. I am excited to see this work move forward and stand ready to assist in any way that I can.”
These programs are being awarded under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). AIP provides $3.35 billion in annual funding for similar projects across the country deemed necessary for safety, capacity and other concerns at U.S. airports.