SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $3 MILLION COMING TO LONG ISLAND'S FRANCIS S. GABRESKI AIRPORT FOR RUNWAY REHABILITATION
Airport Awarded $3.1 Million in Federal Grant To Increase Runway Safety Schumer: Federal Funding Will Help Gabreski Remain Outstanding Travel Hub on LI
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded Long Island's Francis S. Gabreski Airport $3,156,734 in a federal grant. The grant will provide federal funding for phase III to rehabilitate Runway 6/24. The existing runway pavement is in poor condition and requires rehabilitation so the funding will in turn increase safety and reduce delays at the airport, which can often cost New Yorkers time and huge amounts of money.
"This funding is great news for Long Island and anyone who has plans to travel through Long Island's Francis S. Gabreski Airport," Schumer said. "As we all know, poor runway conditions can lead to delays at airports and cost travelers large amounts of money. But with these new runway improvements, Gabreski Airport can continue to run smoothly for travelers across Long Island."
"The federal grant will assist us in our $10 million multiphase plan to upgrade and enhance safety at Gabreski Airport without increasing air traffic. It will also create construction jobs at a time when we need them the most," said Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy.
Francis S. Gabreski Airport is a general aviation airport located on 1,453 acres in the Town of Southampton on eastern Long Island. Owned and operated by the County of Suffolk, the Airport has 3 Runways including one 9,000 feet long among Long Island's longest.
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