Regional
10:34 am
Wed June 23, 2010

Deming Airport Rehab

Deming – Deming's Municipal Airport is slated to receive a chunk of nearly $7 million allocated to airports statewide.

Nearly $500,000 has been awarded to the city to perform a rehabilitation on an approximately 6,000 foot runway.

Deming's community services director Aaron Sera said it's going to be a two-inch mill, an overlay, to rehab the runway and fix some cracks.

Sera said the fix is intended to last five years.

Final approval must come from Congress through the Federal Aviation Administration.

Sera said the city hopes the process will be complete by August.

The Las Cruces International Airport has received approval of $174,500 for weather reporting equipment. Grant County's airport will install perimeter fencing and will purchase an airport sweeper with $87,000.

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Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.