Business and Economy
6:40 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Ada Airport Receives Reconstruction Grant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Ada Municipal Airport has received a $92,000 grant to reconstruct the pavement on the airport's taxi lane.

The grant was awarded by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. Ada City Manager Cody Holcomb says the airport is ``bursting at the seams'' with activity. He says the airport's hangars are full and that six jets will be based at the airport by the end of the year.

The grant will pay for improvements in the taxi lane area. Holcomb says the area now has several pavement issues, including the presence of loose rocks and gravel. Such debris can cause damage to people and aircraft if it's sucked into propellers or jet engines.

The aeronautics commission says the entire project will cost $102,000, and the city plans to contribute $10,000 in matching funds.