Archive for Sunday, September 19, 1999


September 19, 1999


Lawrence's Airport Advisory Board wants the city to commit to a long-range improvement plan aimed at turning the airport into the next industrial growth area for the city.

The plan includes building 20 new single-plane hangars, expanding the runway and parking apron, improving water and sewer service to the airport, and building emergency access roads.

The total cost of all the improvements outlined by the board is $4.26 million over the next five years. Of that total, $3.2 million would come from federal aviation grants; $350,000 would come from the state of Kansas; and the city would pick up the remaining $710,000.

The board will ask city commissioners Tuesday night for approval of the plan, along with permission to submit it to the Federal Aviation Administration along with grant applications.

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