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Funding Clears as Aviation Gala Prepares to Launch

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The final piece of funding for the $80 million Erie International Airport runway extension project has made its way out of Washington D.C. to Erie.

U.S. Senator Robert Casey announced that the last $4.6 million chunk of funding earmarked for the extension project has cleared. This means not only is the project done – it is also paid.

The check comes just as airport officials are planning to celebrate the completion of this project, which added nearly 2000 additional feet of runway to the airport. Here's more information on this weekend's big aviation gala:

Aviation Gala at Erie International Airport, on Tom Ridge Field

  • August 24-25
  • "Wings and Wheels" display: Vintage planes, privately owned planes, and classic cars on display
  • Food, games, and competitions
  • Children's adventure section
  • Open house to view the new changes
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at 2pm on Sunday, officially opening the runway and commemorating the completion of the R/W 6-24 Improvement Program 

Parking and entrance is located near Shenk Avenue and  W 14th St. (Turn South on 12th St. near Airport)

Click here for additional information on this event.

 

 

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