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Long Beach Airport Awarded $15 Million Grant for Runway Improvements

Release Date: 2017-08-02

Long Beach Airport has been awarded a $15.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to make improvements to its busiest runway, airport officials announced Wednesday.

The funds will go toward a runway used primarily by general aviation flight schools for training operations. The runway will be reconstructed and narrowed to 100 feet in width from its current 150 feet. The work will also include upgrades to a lighting system, two new taxiway approach paths to the runway and drainage improvements. 

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