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Airport lands $3.4M for runway

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By Associated Press

SANTA FE — Los Alamos airport will get $3.4 million in federal funds to rehabilitate its runway.

The airport is among four that received federal funds to improve runways,  including installing perimeter fences and taxiway markings.

In all, the grants from the Federal Aviation Administration is handing out $6.41 million in grants that will go to Carlsbad, Clovis, Los Alamos and Roswell.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says the investment will improve safety and help provide local jobs.

The Clovis Municipal Airport is getting $2 million to help bring its runway length up to Federal Aviation Administration standards.

Carlsbad’s airport will receive about $211,000 and the Roswell International Air Center will get $767,000.

Feds dole out funds for NM airports

• Los Alamos:

$3.4 million

• Clovis Municipal Airport:

$2 million

• Carlsbad: $211,000

• Roswell

International Air Center:

$767,000