- Associated Press - Sunday, October 8, 2017

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - The airport in Peoria is set to receive nearly $2 million in federal money to pay for a runway lighting rehabilitation project.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that the money will let the airport do maintenance on the lights or replace the lights without having to close a runway.

Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport director Gene Olson says the money will be used to install “a nicer, newer, easier-to-maintain lighting system for the runway edge lights.”

Olson says the project is to begin May 1 and last about six months.

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth say the money announced Tuesday comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program.

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Information from: Journal Star, https://pjstar.com

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