MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Five Vermont airports from Bennington to Lyndonville are going to be receiving a total of $1.2 million for improvement projects
The funding from the Federal Aviation Administration was announced Friday by the state's three-member congressional delegation.
The funds will be shared among Burlington International Airport, Middlebury State Airport, Rutland/Southern Vermont Regional Airport in North Clarendon, the Caledonia County Airport in Lyndonville and the William H. Morse State Airport in Bennington.
The largest share of the funds, $272,000, will be used to rehabilitate the existing taxiway pavement at the Burlington International Airport.
Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch say regional airports help connect Vermont businesses and individuals to the world and they are important to the state's economy.
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