By Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - The Roswell airport has received a federal grant that will help boost planned renovations.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports ( that the Roswell International Air Center has been awarded $9 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The funds will go toward the third phase of a four-phase project to bolster 5,000 feet of runway.

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced the grant earlier in the week in a news release.

Both senators say improving local airports is critical to strengthening economic development and travel.

The airport received a $450,000 grant last October to begin flight service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


Information from: Carlsbad Current-Argus,

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