Federal Aviation Administration gives final approval to grant for Nebraska airport repairs


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CHADRON, Nebraska — The Federal Aviation Administration has given its final approval to a nearly $8 million grant for repairs at a Nebraska airport.

The grant will help pay for repairs and repaving of runways and taxiways at Chadron airport. It will also go toward building a new taxiway at the airport.

Radio station KQSK-FM reports (http://bit.ly/WC5i7y ) the city's public works director expects work to start shortly, with most of it to be done next year.

Chadron awarded a construction contract in April to Upper Plains Contracting of Aberdeen.

The federal agency had announced a $7.5 million grant to the city last August, but later scrapped it after asking the city to include the additional taxiway.

Information from: KQSK-FM, http://www.doubleqcountry.com/kqskchadron.html

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