Expansion work on Newport State Airport in Vermont to start soon


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COVENTRY, Vermont — Construction is scheduled to start soon on expansion of the Newport State Airport in Vermont after it was awarded $8.8 million in grants for a new runway and other upgrades.

Guy Rouelle, director of aviation for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, tells the Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/YRZEzr) it will begin with drainage work and will lead to tree removal around the runway.

Construction work on the runway would start in the spring.

The improvements will allow the airport to serve more and larger planes that will be able to bring people to the area for business, tourist and recreational opportunities.

Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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