While road projects got much of the attention when Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced a 6-year, $8.6-billion construction program last week, a local airport will also benefit. St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto is in line for $1.6-million for reconstruction of a taxiway, but the airport manager says that is just a portion of the work that is slated for the coming months and years.
David Miller says straightening out the taxiway will come after other projects that are already on the horizon, including a $600,000 project to relocate some of the primary wiring for the runway lighting system.
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He says a lot of this is tied with the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. Money for that comes from airline ticket taxes and cargo taxes.