Mansfield Airport to Improve Runway with Grant Money

$255,000 in grant money will be used to clear trees at either end of the runway.

Mansfield Municipal Airport. Patch File Photo.
Mansfield Municipal Airport. Patch File Photo.

The runway at the Mansfield Municipal Airport is getting an update thanks to $255,000 in grant money, according to the Sun Chronicle

The grants--$198,000, or 90 percent, of it from the Federal Aviation Administration, 7.5 percent from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and 2.5 from the town's Airport Enterprise Fund--will pay to clear trees at both ends runway. 

The measure will elongate the approach to the 3,500 by 75-foot runway, making it safer for pilots trying to land at the airport, said Town Manager Bill Ross. The Board of Selectmen approved the grant unanimously. 


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