DUNKIRK – The Dunkirk Airport will be getting $2.4 million dollar in federal funding to assist in the third phase of its runway expansion project. The news comes from Congressman Brian Higgins, who says the aid will come from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
In 2010, the Dunkirk Airport received $115,000 toward phase II of the project, allowing for the purchase of land for the runway’s end protection zone, and $302,000 for design work related to runway expansion. Dunkirk Airport also received $3.5 million through the Recovery Act and an additional $1 million requested by Congressman Higgins in transportation appropriations legislation for airport improvements.
Higgins said the infrastructure investment means mean more visitors to Chautauqua County and increased job potential and activity for local business.