The airports in Massena and Ogdensburg will be receiving grants totaling more than $7 million, according to Congressman Bill Owens.
The U.S. Department of Transportation will award the Town of Massena $4,173,110 to purchase fencing and safety equipment, rehabilitate the runway, and improve the runway safety area at the Massena International Airport.
The DOT will also send to the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority $3,103,654 for upgrades to the Ogdensburg International Airport for runway rehabilitation projects.
“These grants are good news for St. Lawrence County,” Owens said. “In the long term, upgraded facilities and infrastructure improvements will help connect area travelers to larger airports and help grow the region’s economy by making doing business in the North Country easier.”
“I’d like to express appreciation on behalf of the Town of Massena, its residents and Town Council. Our airport keeps us connected to the outside world and the improvements funded by this grant will ensure its viability for many years into the future,” said Massena Town Supervisor Joseph Gray. “This funding is a great assistance and provides some relief for local taxpayers.”