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Congressman LaHood, Peoria Airport Officials Announce $6.2 Million in Federal Funding

Peoria, IL–Today, Congressman Ray LaHood (R-Peoria) along with Ken Spirito, Director of Airports for the Greater Peoria Regional Airport, announced a $6.2 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, that will be used in a taxi-way relocation project.

“These funds will ensure safety for those citizens living near the airport and for those traveling in and out Peoria,” said LaHood. “Thanks to the leadership of Ken Spirito and the Greater Peoria Regional Airport Commissioners, this project will continue the many infrastructure improvements we have seen completed over these last years, making it a great place for travel.”

The Greater Peoria Regional Airport has updated the ALP to show the removal of two legs of the mid-field intersection and the extension of a full length parallel taxiway to Runway 22. The circulation in the vicinity of the Terminal Apron requires that the work include the expansion of the Terminal Apron to facilitate taxiing aircraft behind aircraft parked at the passenger terminal boarding gates.

“I would like to thank Congressman LaHood for all of his help in securing this grant,” said Spirito. “We are excited to complete this project for travelers to and from Peoria.”

The FAA and the aviation industry as a whole are currently active in eliminating the potential causes of runway incursions, an increasing concern for airports across globe.

Wade Dooley
phone: (309) 671-7027

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