Area airports receive federal infrastructure funds


WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration granted Stewart Airport at Newburgh over $1.7 million to be applied toward upgrades to the facility’s two runways while the Kingston-Ulster Airport in Ulster County has received $71,200 to purchase land for future development.  Stewart has been undergoing runway improvements including repaving of its main runway – 9/27, and its cross-wind runway, 16/34.
The Kingston-Ulster Airport funding will be used to purchase just under 0.3 acres of land needed for future airport development and to begin phase one of the removal of building and light pole obstructions to runway 15/33 with an environmental assessment study to evaluate any potential impacts.
Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney announced the grants. 

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