NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Runway repairs and safety improvements at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown are scheduled to be completed by the end of November.
The Providence Journal reports that the $3.8 million project includes repairing the runway, restoring pavement, replacing a culvert and improving safety areas. The work is supported by $1.7 million from Washington.
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Kelly J. Fredericks, president and chief executive officer of the Rhode Island Airport Corp., will tour the facility on Monday.
Quonset State Airport is the second largest public use airport in the state, after T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. The general aviation facility handles military aircraft and small private planes.
The Quonset airport is home to the Quonset Point Air National Guard Station and 143rd Airlift Wing of the Rhode Island Air National Guard.
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