Sugarloaf Regional Airport and Newton Field in Jackman will get nearly $400,000 of a $1.7 million federal grant for the state’s airports.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the money to improve operations at five airports, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, chairwoman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, announced Wednesday.

The funding is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency within the transportation department.

“Maine’s airports are important pieces of our state’s transportation system that help strengthen the tourism industry, and support jobs across our state,” Collins and King said in a joint statement. “This funding will help improve operations at these airports and support local economies across Maine.”

Sugarloaf Regional Airport, in Carrabassett Valley, will receive $298,675 to fund the construction of a single-pump self-service fuel station, which will generate revenue for the airport, the news release said.

Newton Field, in Jackman, will get $91,944 to fund an aeronautical survey to evaluate the installation of an area navigation approach.


Also getting money:

• Bangor International Airport, in Bangor, will receive $900,000 to fund terminal building floor, ceiling, electrical, and ventilation and air conditioning system modifications to meet current standards.

• Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport, in Auburn, will receive $298,675 to fund reconstruction of 3,900 square yards of the terminal apron pavement and fund a 2,200-square-yard terminal apron expansion.

• Machias Valley Airport, in Machias, will receive $150,000 to fund the replacement of the airport’s rotating beacon and wind cone, which that have reached the end of their usefulness.

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