- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - The Roswell airport is getting millions of dollars in federal funding for needed repairs and upgrades.

The Current-Argus reports (https://bit.ly/1rfocNt) that the U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded more than $6 million to Roswell International Air center.

Air Center Manager Jennifer Brady Griego says the southeast New Mexico hub is getting a $20 million expansion of a runway.

The airport, located 5 miles south of Roswell, was originally Walker Air Force Base.

The runway has not had any major maintenance done to it since it was built by the military.

The airport has two runways and serves roughly 39,000 flyers each year.

The facility also plans to add two more flights with service to Phoenix.


Information from: Carlsbad Current-Argus, https://www.currentargus.com/

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