Airport gets grant to expand ramp


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Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 7:03 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
The Quad City International Airport will get $466,500 from the state of Illinois for a ramp expansion project.

This week, Gov. Pat Quinn announced that $7.3 million will be given to 19 airports across the state from the Illinois Jobs Now! capital program. It will be matched with $1.6 million in local funds from the airports.

According to the governor's office, the local match required for the south ramp expansion at the QCIA is $155,500. Director of aviation Bruce Carter said the expansion will provide more space for airplanes to park in the general aviation area, near Elliott Aviation, which will increase safety.

The fixed base operator will cover the local match, "so there will be no cost to the airport authority," Mr. Carter said.

Design will begin immediately. It's likely the project will go to bid in late summer and construction be completed by winter, he said.



















 



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