Friday, July 20, 2012

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (KBWI), Baltimore, Maryland: Airport gets $12 million grant to improve runways

LINTHICUM - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $12 million grant to improve runway safety and upgrade runways at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. 
The grant will be used for the first phase of improvements to bring Runway 10-28 up to Federal Aviation Administration safety standards, including a improving the pavement, expanding the shoulder and erecting new signs.

The project is part of a $350 million effort to bring all of BWI’s runways into compliance with federal safety standards by 2015. This phase of the project is expected to cost $40.3 million and support more than 500 jobs.

The Maryland Aviation Administration will oversee construction, which is scheduled to begin in August and be completed by September.

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