The Newton Field Airport in Jackman will receive more than $1 million in federal funds for improvements.

Sen. Susan Collins, chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced the funding award in a news release issued Thursday.

“Maine’s airports are vital pieces of our state’s infrastructure that promote job creation and economic development through the surrounding communities,” Collins said. “These investments will allow the airports to make much-needed improvements to their taxiways and runways, improving the safety and efficiency of operations.”

The Eastport Municipal Airport will receive $5.2 million and the Biddeford Municipal Airport will get $7.5 million.

The funds will come from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program.


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