San Diego County airports get over $12M for infrastructure projects

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced infrastructure grants totaling about $12.3 million for three San Diego County airports.

Gillespie Field will receive just over $6.5 million for various construction projects, including the addition of a taxiway.

The San Diego International Airport was awarded more than $5.5 million to construct, extend and improve its safety area.

While Brown Field Municipal was awarded $316,666 to purchase new equipment.

“This nearly $800 million federal investment in airport infrastructure will strengthen safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide many economic benefits for local communities,”  U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao stated.

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