ROOSEVELT--Roosevelt City received a $9 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Trump Administration, which they are using to refurbish and expand the Roosevelt Municipal Airport.

“It’s taken a lot of years and a lot of eloquence on our part to convince the FAA that we were more than a little backwater airport” said Roosevelt Municipal Airport Manager, Howard Harding.

 The $9 million is being used to redo the original runway, add in state of the art drain systems, lighting and to completely repave the runway. A taxiway is also being added, which will improve safety at the airport. City officials are excited about the future impact these improvements could have on the community.

 Roosevelt City Manager, Ryan Snow said, “It brings in people that will be able to come and participate in our economy. Being able to have an airport that is safe, it’s a big deal.”

 The FAA will be in Roosevelt next week to inspect the newly redone runway. The taxiway is expected to be completed sometime next summer, after which the Roosevelt Municipal Airport plans to host a grant opening.

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