Lock Haven’s Piper Airport To Get $977,708 For Runway Project

Piper PA-40 Arapaho in 1974 in Lock Haven, PA ...

Piper PA-40 Arapaho in 1974 in Lock Haven, PA I took this picture in 1974 in Lock Haven, PA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HARRISBURG, PA – The William T. Piper Memorial Airport in Lock Haven is one of 27 airports across Pennsylvania that will improve facilities and enhance safety with a piece of a $12.6 million investment of federal and state funds.

The airport at the east end of Lock Haven will receive $977,708 for runway work, according to an announcement by Gov. Tom Corbett.

The rehabilitated runway will be only 75 feet wide, which is regulation size, according to the city. It is 100 feet wide righ tnow, and the project will narrow it by 12.5 feet on each side.

Lighting also will be upgraded and the lights relocated as the runway is narrowed so they remain close to the runway’s edge. The city’s local match for the work is roughly $60,000.

Read more: http://www.lockhaven.com/page/content.detail/id/538597/Piper-Airport-to-get—977-708-for-runway-project.html?nav=5009

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