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Ticonderoga airport to get fuel station

Grant to pay for project

The Ticonderoga airport will get a self-service fuel station next year. The local facility has been awarded a $270,000 grant from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative for the project.

The Ticonderoga airport will get a self-service fuel station next year. The local facility has been awarded a $270,000 grant from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative for the project.

— The fuel station will be the next step in a series of improvements at the Ticonderoga airport.

The entry road to the facility is being repaved this fall. In 2010 a five-year, $3.2 million renovation project was completed at the facility located off Shore Airport Road.

The project leveled and repaved the runway, created a turning area for planes, erected security fencing, installed new wind socks and runway lights, and moved utility lines to allow for future expansion.

The money for the project came from the Federal Aviation Administration and cost taxpayers nothing. A portion of every airline ticket sold in the U.S. goes to the FAA for airport rehabilitation. It’s the flying public that paid for the Ti project.

The Ticonderoga airport handles 11,000 landings and take-offs a year, according to the FAA.

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