FAA awards Westchester Airport over $14 million to repave runway

Too much noise in the air over this airport?

WHITE PLAINS – The FAA has announced an award of $14.9 million to repave and improve the safety of one of the two runways at Westchester County Airport at White Plains.

The funding will be used to rehabilitate 4,857 feet of Runway 16-34, the airport’s primary runway that was last repaved in 1998. Critical updates will also include installation of replacement identifier lights, reconstruction of the existing taxiway lighting system, and replacement of supplemental wind cones and precision approach path indicators.

This grant follows a $4.7 million FAA grant also to be applied to the runway.

County Executive George Latimer said the repaving is necessary as the runway continues to age. “Our priority is safety and making sure that the airport facilities are always in top working order.”

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY-17), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, secured the funding.

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