Bangor airport lands federal grant for replacement project

Posted July 20, 2011, at 6:20 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor International Airport will receive a $440,812 federal grant for infrastructure repairs and replacements, according to BIA director Rebecca Hupp and 2nd District U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.

“The airport is pleased to have several grants pending, including one to reconstruct the trench drain on the aircraft parking apron as well as the signage grant, and both of these will help to improve and update the infrastructure at the airport,” said Hupp.

The sign project involves replacing electrical back-lit signs with more visible LED signs on the runways for incoming and outgoing aircraft.

“The replacement of these airfield signs will allow the airport to meet current federal standards,” Michaud, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said in a press release. “This investment will ultimately increase safety for passengers as well as workers at the airport.”

“When we upgrade [the signs], we’ll also make them all under the same manufacturer, which will enable us to simplify maintenance procedures and parts inventory,” said Hupp. “The trench drain is a drain located on the aircraft parking apron for stormwater.”

Hupp said both projects are scheduled to start later this summer.

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