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St. George Gets $7 Million for New Airport

St. George Gets $7 Million for New Airport

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is giving St. George another $7 million to buy land for its new airport.

Airport manager Michael LaPier says it helps because there is a lot of land to buy before construction begins.

Construction is expected to begin in the spring, and the airport is scheduled to open in 2011.

The new airport is expected to cost between $170 million and $190 million.

The FAA last year gave the city $17 million for land purchases.

Public works director Larry Bulloch says the new airport will cover more than 1,300 acres.

The city has to match the new FAA grant with 5 percent, or $350,000.


Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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