Vermont gets $3.1m for taxiway at Morrisville-Stowe airport
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Transportation will be getting about $3.1 million in federal funds to build a new taxiway at the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport.
The agency says the taxiway will enhance safety by allowing new traffic patterns for the private, commercial, and glider pilots who use the airport.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch say safe airports with active private and commercial use are a vital part of Vermont’s transportation infrastructure.
The new parallel taxiway will be added to the north end of the runway. It will enable pilots to enter and exit the north end of the runway without having to use a portion of the runway.