FAA Gives T.F. Green Runway Expansion Details

The FAA hopes to extend the airport's main runway from its current 7,166 feet to 9,350 feet, to allow for direct flights to the West Coast.

Any airport expansion would also include expansion of the main concourse, relocation and expansion of the cargo facility, changes to the airport's connector with Route 95, and expansions to the parking and fueling facilities, among other changes.

Once the public comment period ends, the six-month process of studying the options begins. VHB will analyze the ramifications on the environment, noise, local property and traffic patterns presented by each scenario.

The FAA projects that traffic at Green Airport will increase more than 60 percent by 2020, from last year's 5.5 million travelers to 8.9 million.


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